Carson Wentz Is Already Hurt Again Because of Course He Is
It's just more of the same for the 28-year-old quarterback out of North Dakota State
After flaming out in Philadelphia upon getting more than $100 million in guaranteed cash from the Eagles and being replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts last season, Carson Wentz was hoping for a fresh start in Indianapolis with the Colts.
Instead, it’s just more of the same for the 28-year-old quarterback out of North Dakota State.
Wentz, who has only played in all 16 regular-season games just twice in his NFL career, is out indefinitely as he undergoes testing for a foot injury he suffered during Thursday’s practice, sources told ESPN.
Speaking on Friday, offensive coordinator Marcus Brady said his starting quarterback felt a “twinge in his foot” and exited practice.
“I don’t know all the information. We know that Carson came in, injured his foot yesterday in practice. He’s been with the docs. They’re trying to figure out what the process is,” Brady said. “We’re still evaluating what the next move is, and how bad it is, and then we’ll go from there. He got hurt during the team period when he went out, planted to go throw and he just felt a twinge in his foot … It was not stepped on. We should know something shortly. We’re kind of just waiting right now.”
The Colts are thin at quarterback after deciding not to re-sign Jacoby Brissett following their trade with the Eagles to acquire Wentz and were forced to give second-year quarterback Jacob Eason the starter’s reps at Friday’s practice. Eason, who was backed up by rookie Sam Ehlinger, did not take a snap in 2020.
Considering Wentz’s injury history, it was fairly risky for Indy to roll the dice on the No. 2 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and the Colts, who were a playoff team last season, are already dealing with the ramifications of that decision.
A favorite of coach Frank Reich thanks to their time together in Philadelphia, Wentz was in prime position to get back on track after a disastrous 2020 season. But, now that he’s going to miss what sounds like a substantial amount of time, it is less likely that will happen.
He has a new home, but it’s same old problems for Wentz — all over again.
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