Report: Wentz, Pederson didn't talk 'for weeks on end'
The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and coach went "eight, nine, 10 weeks, whatever it may be" without speaking as their relationship deteriorated beyond repair, Schefter said.
The Eagles reached an agreement Thursday to send Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a pair of draft picks. The quarterback's falling-out with Pederson, who was fired at the end of the season, contributed to his desire for a trade.
Wentz and Pederson both arrived in Philadelphia in 2016. The two enjoyed success initially, as the Eagles won the Super Bowl in their second year together. Wentz was a prime candidate for the MVP award in his sophomore campaign before tearing his ACL late in the season.
Wentz failed to recapture top form after recovering from the injury, but he remained a viable starter until his play nose-dived in 2020. Pederson supported him publicly for most of the season but eventually benched him for rookie Jalen Hurts in Week 12.
Schefter also said he believes Indianapolis was the only team to make an offer for Wentz, who had been linked to both the Colts and Chicago Bears for weeks.