After all, he was his offensive coordinator when the North Dakota State alum had modest success with the Philadelphia Eagles.
That’s why the team had the confidence to trade their 2021 third-rounder and 2022 first-rounder to acquire him.
Unfortunately, one season was enough to conclude that he’s not the answer at quarterback.
In some ways, the Colts would have wanted that first-round pick back to draft a potential starter at either wide receiver or their defensive secondary.
Instead, they will be getting second and seventh-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft from the Washington Commanders.
The last two games of the season might have been the deciding factor to trade Wentz elsewhere.
When the Colts needed a victory to enter the playoffs, Wentz wasn’t at his best.
In his last game with Indianapolis, he could not even defeat a lowly Jacksonville Jaguars squad that had won only two games at that point.
As a result, they scored only 11 points while Wentz had a QBR of 4.3.
But aside from that poor performance, there must be something else that prompted the Colts to make him available, as Buffalo Bills analyst Nate Geary speculated.
What I am desperate to find out is what Carson Wentz did inside that building that led to Jim Irsay not only refusing to meet with him in person, but to essentially eviscerate him any time he's behind a microphone. I can say with confidence, I have never seen anything like it.
— Nate Geary (@NateGearySports) March 29, 2022
Geary tweeted, “What I am desperate to find out is what Carson Wentz did inside that building that led to Jim Irsay not only refusing to meet with him in person, but to essentially eviscerate him any time he’s behind a microphone. I can say with confidence, I have never seen anything like it.”
What Did Wentz Do?
Perhaps the Colts’ team owner didn’t feel Wentz’s personality.
But even so, he should have met the quarterback at least once to throw his support to him.
Now that Wentz is gone, he’s not holding back his thoughts about Wentz’s in-game struggles.
Furthermore, he added insult to injury by expressing happiness upon Matt Ryan‘s arrival.
Sadly, Wentz can’t get a break in Philadelphia or Indianapolis.
Maybe Washington head coach Ron Rivera will help him turn things around.