Will Carson Wentz Succeed in Washington?

Carson Wentz and the Colts celebrate a touchdown.
Image Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Indianapolis_Colts_TD_celebration_at_Miami_Dolphins_OCT2021.png

It only took the Indianapolis Colts one season to move on from Carson Wentz.

Today, the Colts traded Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders for a pair of 3rd round picks.

The Colts Week 18 loss to the awful Jacksonville Jaguars cost them a playoff spot — and sealed Wentz’s fate in Indianapolis.

Carson Wentz Career Stats

Wentz has played well for most of his career when he's been healthy. In six seasons, he’s thrown 140 touchdowns to only 57 interceptions. His career completion percentage is 62.6 — not outstanding but certainly not bad.

Wentz struggled in 2020, which led to the Philadelphia Eagles shipping him to the Colts. Carson Wentz returned to prior form in 2021 with the Colts — but fans grew frustrated with the Colts not achieving expectations.

Wentz goes to a talented Washington roster with a good running game and a good defense — similar to the Colts.

Carson Wentz will be the second-best quarterback in the division — behind Dak Prescot and ahead of Jalen Hurts and Daniel Jones.

I believe Wentz has been placed in a situation where he can be successful. The Cowboys always manage to underachieve, the Giants are terrible, and the Eagles are a borderline team.

What will the Colts do?

Unless the Colts believe Sam Ehlinger is the future — look for them to trade for a quarterback (Jordan Love anyone?) or draft a quarterback.

The Colts are a well-run organization — I expect they already have a pretty good idea about what they want to do.

Wentz is a pretty good NFL quarterback — who can the Colts bring in that will be better? Could Deshaun Watson end up in Indianapolis?

Teams are making moves

Yesterday, Aaron Rodgers resigned with the Packers, and Russell Wilson was traded to the Broncos.

Today’s news about Carson Wentz is just another reminder that a lot is happening — and may still happen around the NFL before the draft.

What moves do you see happening?

Enjoy the ride!

$5 per month is all it takes to become a Medium member. Sign up today with my Medium link! The benefit of being a paying Medium member is that you will have full access to every article on Medium and even start earning money from your own articles! I earned over $400 my first six months on Medium.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jameson Steward

Jameson Steward

Helping people center their lives on Christ | Subscribe on Substack: https://centeredonchrist.substack.com/about