Carson Wentz choked on the largest stage. His Indianapolis Colts fell 26-11 to a two-win (on the time) Jacksonville Jaguars workforce and missed the postseason. The one-time franchise quarterback for the Eagles went 17-of-29 for 185 yards with one garbage-time landing.
He threw one interception – and a second one was known as again – whereas shedding a fumble. Wentz additionally reverted to his unhealthy habits from Philly by taking pointless sacks and making an attempt to play hero ball. Too many shovel passes and side-armed pitches.
“I believe he’s our quarterback and I believe we’re all going to be taught and develop from this 12 months,” Colts head coach Frank Reich mentioned, by way of CBS Sports. “Lots of shiny moments for Carson. I’m not going to go deep into the person evaluation.”
Wentz was bad and Twitter let him know about it. Some Indianapolis media shops have been calling for his ouster after only one season. The Colts regressed underneath Wentz going from an 11-5 wild-card workforce in 2020 to a 9-8 non-playoff workforce in 2021.
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Indy Rising Bored with Wentz’s Act?
It’s attention-grabbing that Reich mentioned, “I believe he’s our quarterback,” when assessing Wentz. The query prompting that response requested if Wentz was the Colts’ long-term reply. Type of a cryptic reply, no? Both method, the Wentz debate is bound to rage all offseason.
Nat Newell of the Indianapolis Star penned a chunk detailing what it could take to eliminate Wentz’s contract. Slicing Wentz would price the Colts $15 million in useless cap house, per OverTheCap. They may attempt to commerce him however that may doubtless require them to surrender a draft decide. No workforce goes to tackle his contract in a direct swap.
Newell wrote: “Once more, don’t anticipate the Colts to maneuver on from Wentz however his play on the finish of the season has the workforce asking questions on a very powerful place in sports activities for the fifth consecutive season.”
2022 Draft Order: Eagles Personal 3 First-Rounders
No matter occurs to Wentz shifting ahead is not one of the Eagles’ concern. Common supervisor Howie Roseman seems to have gained that blockbuster commerce. Philadelphia acquired a conditional second-rounder within the deal which formally transformed to a first-rounder in 2022. The Eagles will personal the sixteenth general decide within the draft by advantage of the Colts lacking the playoffs.
Additionally they get the fifteenth general decide (by way of Miami Dolphins) and the nineteenth general choice (their very own decide). Along with the first-rounder, the Eagles personal picks within the second, third and fourth rounds, together with three picks within the fifth spherical. And one decide (by way of Indianapolis for Matt Pryor) within the sixth spherical. We already took a take a look at some first-round talent that may be on the board. The Eagles’ flexibility within the draft all began with trading Wentz on February 18, 2021.
“Lots of trustworthy conversations with him and his consultant about the place he was and the sensation that perhaps it was greatest to form of transfer on. We informed him that it must work out for either side. I believe that’s what the commerce is with Indy,” Roseman informed reporters on March 18. “It’s a win-win commerce: for them with the participant they’re getting, and for us, the chance to not solely get the picks however actually to reset us going ahead from a cap perspective.”