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Colts acquire QB Carson Wentz from Eagles

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The Indianapolis Colts have found their Philip Rivers replacement.

The team announced today that they have acquired young quarterback Carson Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for
third-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first round pick under the following conditions: Wentz plays 75% of the snaps for the Colts in 2021, or he plays 70% of the snaps AND the colts make the playoffs.

Wentz, 28, was selected 2nd overall by the Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft. He started his career off strong (which included a 2017 Pro Bowl selection, and being named a 2017 Second Team All-Pro), but things had soured in recent years which resulted in Jalen Hurts taking over the starting quarterback duties in Philadelphia this past season.

Wentz has amassed 1562 pass completions for 16,811 passing yards, 121 touchdowns, and 50 interceptions over a span of five seasons and 68 games.

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Packers GM dispels rumours, insists team will not trade Aaron Rodgers

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Don’t worry too much Green Bay Packers fans, because it looks more likely than not that your star quarterback will still be with the franchise to start the 2021 season.

Despite rumours suggesting 2020 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is disgruntled with the Packers franchise and asking to be dealt elsewhere, the team’s front office has decided to squash those rumours with a definitive statement.

“We are not going to trade Aaron Rodgers” said Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst.

“I’m not going to speak for Aaron, but I think obviously we have a really good team and I do think he’ll play for us again…The value that he adds to our football is really immeasurable, you know what I mean? He brings so much to the table not only as a player but as a leader. He’s so important to his teammates, to his coaches, so yeah, that’s the goal.”

Rodgers, 37, was a first round draft pick by the Packers back in 2005 and has spent his entire 16-year NFL career with the franchise. During that span, he has been selected to nine Pro Bowls, has won three MVPs, and led the team to a Super Bowl title in February 2011.

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49ers ink Trent Williams to record-breaking contract extension

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The San Francisco 49ers have brought out the brinks trunk to retain their star left tackle.

The team has made Trent Williams the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history, signing him to a lucrative six-year, $138.1-million contract extension that includes $55.1 million guaranteed and a $30.1 million signing bonus.

Williams, 32, is a 10-year NFL veteran and eight-time Pro Bowler. He was traded to the 49ers last offseason after spending nine years with the Washington Football Team. In 2020, he finished with the fourth-best pass block win rate (93.6%) among offensive tackles.

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Steelers bringing back Ben Roethlisberger for an 18th season

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Despite all the rumors surrounding their quarterback situation, the Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with Big Ben next season.

The team announced that they have inked the 39-year old to a new contract.

“We are excited we were able to come to an agreement with Ben Roethlisberger on a new contract for him to return to the Steelers in 2021,” said Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert.

“We know that Ben can still play at a high level and do special things for this team. Our goal remains the same – to put together a roster that will compete for another championship. We are happy that Ben will be one of our leaders to help us accomplish that goal.”

Roethlisberger has posted 5050 pass completions for 60,348 passing yards, 396 touchdowns and 201 interceptions over a span of 233 regular season games. During that span, he has won two Super Bowl titles, and a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time NFL passing yards leader.

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