SJ - March 11, 2022
Carson Wentz made a bunch of reckless plays during his one season in Indianapolis. But the Colts didn't just trade him because of that and the terrible loss at Jacksonville to end the season.
According to people within the Colts organization, Wentz's lack of leadership and a resistance to hard coaching also played a role in shipping him to Washington. Via The Athletic's Zak Keefer:
"Over the course of the year, some grew frustrated at what they deemed a lack of leadership, a resistance to hard coaching and a reckless style of play, which had a role in several close losses this year."
The Colts' decision to trade Carson Wentz wasn't just about Jacksonville — or the way it all ended.
There was **a lot** more to it, according to several recent conversations with sources in the building.
Inside the decision to move on, no matter what: https://t.co/jVrYAlh4Z6
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) March 9, 2022
The Colts shipping Wentz off after just one season without a replacement waiting in the wings tells you all you need to know about what they thought of him. So do the reports that they're considering trading for Jimmy G.