The Indianapolis Colts had two opportunities to clinch a playoff berth in the 2021 NFL season.
The fans could not care less about losing to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 17 because the Colts had the edge against their Week 18 opponents.
Standing in their way to a postseason appearance were the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.
While Indianapolis hadn’t won a road game in Duval County for so long, it looked like Jonathan Taylor would railroad the Jaguars defense to victory.
Unfortunately, that’s not how the game turned out because quarterback Carson Wentz played one of his worst games in the league.
It was so bad that he had a QBR of 4.3 after throwing for 185 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
That performance cemented the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles got the better end of the Wentz trade, as ESPN’s Field Yates suggests.
For the Eagles: they now own the 16th pick in the NFL Draft.
For the Colts: Carson Wentz might be one-and-done in Indy. https://t.co/6VxiaJdaqS
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 18, 2022
In his tweet, Yates said “For the Eagles: they now own the 16th pick in the NFL Draft. For the Colts: Carson Wentz might be one-and-done in Indy.”
If that happens, the Colts burned some serious draft capital for a signal-caller that won’t help them win.
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The Colts acquired Wentz in exchange for their 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-rounder that became a first-round selection if Wentz played 75 percent of the team’s snaps on offense.
Satisfying that role elevates the pick to a first-rounder which Yates revealed as the 16th in the draft order.
That’s one of three picks that the Eagles have in round one which they could use to draft another wide receiver or bolster their aging defense.