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Insider details Wentz-Pederson silent treatment during 2020


Sometimes you think you finally understand just how bad the Eagles' 2020 season was, and you're ready to move on.

And then another unbelievable detail or story trickles out and you're drawn right back in.

On Friday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter joined the John Kincade Show on 97.5 The Fanatic to talk about Wentz being traded to the Colts, and everything that led up to a deal that would've been unthinkable a year ago.

At one point Schefter was asked if any of the key players in the drama behind the scenes - Wentz, Doug Pederson, Howie Roseman, or Jeffrey Lurie - will even come out and discuss exactly what went wrong.

His answer was absolutely fascinating:

"I don't know you'll ever get the full truth. What reason is there for any one of these individuals to go talk about the dysfunction that existed over the last year, and all the things that went wrong. Look, there were a lot of things. We have the team drafting Jalen Hurts, we have Carson feeling jilted by that, we have the team trying to reassure him, we have Carson not getting past that, we have Carson struggling, we have Carson and Doug not talking for weeks on end. A season where the head coach and quarterback are not talking for 8, 9, 10 weeks, whatever it may be?"

I'm sorry, wait, did you just say Pederson and Wentz weren't talking for two months... during the season?


That's a whole new level of dysfunction. As the season wore on and Pederson made the move from Wentz to Hurts, reports came tumbling out of the team facility and it became clear some sort of rift had developed between the coach and his quarterback.

But the idea that two of the most important figures in the organization had reached a point in their relationship where they simply couldn't talk to each other, at all, for weeks and weeks on end? That's totally bananas.

(It also makes you wonder if, when Pederson said each week that he wanted to tell Carson Wentz about Hurts being the starter before telling the media, he was actually having someone else do that.)

Fast-forward to today, they're both gone and the Eagles are left picking up the pieces from this mess.

What a failure, on all levels.

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