Carson Wentz Was Traded Because of His Reckless Play and Lack of Leadership

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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 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.


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