In return, the Commanders also received a 2022 fourth-round pick aside from the North Dakota State alum.
Meanwhile, the Colts will get Washington’s second and third-round picks in 2022, plus a conditional 2023 third-rounder that will become a second-round selection if Wentz plays 70 percent of the snaps.
Trading away Wentz is another proof that the Colts haven’t had a long-term solution at quarterback since Peyton Manning.
Andrew Luck could have been the answer but injuries forced him to retire at 29 years old.
That said, middle linebacker Darius Leonard couldn’t help but notice the revolving door of quarterbacks in Indianapolis.
Here we go again! About to be 5 years with the Colts and 5 different QBs! Thank you Carson for everything this year my guy! Wish you nothing but the best!
— Darius Leonard (@dsleon45) March 9, 2022
Leonard tweets, “Here we go again! About to be 5 years with the Colts and 5 different QBs! Thank you Carson for everything this year my guy! Wish you nothing but the best!”
If the four-time All-Pro had his way, then Wentz might still be with the team even if he lost two playoff-clinching games last season.
He does have a point because continuity may eventually bear fruit for the Colts, especially because head coach Frank Reich and Wentz have been together since their days with the Philadelphia Eagles.
There will always be growing pains at the beginning, but playing the long game always breeds success.
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Indianapolis should be able to get a good play-caller given their enormous cap space and draft capital.
Otherwise, it would be an injustice for the rest of the team to fail at the most important position.
Having a solid quarterback will propel them as one of the AFC’s best teams.