Carson Wentz has high hopes for the 2021 football season. After failing to finish a season in three of the most prosperous years of his career, Wentz has something to prove. On top of the injuries, Wentz struggled in his final season in Philadelphia, throwing 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
As a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Wentz has a lot to prove. However, the season could already be tough for him after suffering a foot injury in the first few days of training. Here’s a breakdown of the injury and a possible timetable for his return. Here’s a breakdown of the injury and a possible timetable for his return.
Carson Wentz: Injured again
While Cowboys fans were relieved to hear that Dak Prescott’s injury early in training camp left him day-to-day, Colts fans weren’t so lucky. According to CBS Sports, Carson Wentz felt a “twist” in his foot as he rolled over the smuggler. The injury appears to be non-contact, the worst possibility.
His return deadline is unspecified. It appears to be a serious enough injury to force the Colts to alter the depth chart and re-evaluate their plan of action at the fullback position in the future.
The Colts currently have second-year quarterback Jacob Eason and first-year QB Sam Ehlinger on deck. Eason was the Colts’ 2020 fourth-round coach. It could be his kick. Sam Ehlinger, meanwhile. Drawn in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Jacob Eason’s best season in college was 2019 as a junior, in which he threw for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Sam Ehlinger’s best year came in his final season in 2020, in which he threw 26 touchdowns and five interceptions.
While Eason appears to be the front-runner to replace Wentz, there appears to be competition between Eason and Ehlinger.
The Colts have run through the bells when it comes to quarterback instability. Since 2010, the Colts have lost Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers. With the loss of Wentz’s injury setting a dark tone, the Colts have lost four potential franchise-quality quarterbacks in the last 11 years. Of course, nothing is done with Wentz and he could be back for a long career.
Wentz’s injuries, on the other hand, have been mounting throughout most of his career. At this point, Wentz can be compared to a modern-day Sam Bradford, who ironically surpassed Wentz in Philadelphia.