Colts GM does not decide to Carson Wentz as beginning QB in 2022

The Indianapolis Colts acquired quarterback Carson Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles initially of the NFL yr final March for what finally turned a 2021 third-round draft choose and 2022 first-round choice, per Mike Kaye of NJ Advance Media for That gamble went poorly for the Colts, as they dropped the final two video games of the marketing campaign to overlook the playoffs and now are within the early phases of what might change into an extended and chilly offseason. 

In a message launched Wednesday, Colts proprietor Jim Irsay vowed “to do no matter it takes to place us ready to win subsequent yr and for years to come back,” whereas head coach Frank Reich refused to ensure Wentz will probably be atop his depth chart on the sport’s most necessary place when the 2022 preseason opens in August. 

On Thursday, normal supervisor Chris Ballard additionally did not decide to protecting Wentz because the Colts’ starter.

“I’m not going to make a touch upon who’s going to be right here subsequent yr and who shouldn’t be,” Ballard mentioned concerning the Indianapolis roster, in accordance with Michael David Smith of Professional Soccer Speak. 

Per Spotrac, Wentz’s contract permits the Colts to avoid wasting barely over $13 million in salary-cap house with a dead-cap hit of $15 million in the event that they launch the 29-year-old. That deal carries no dead-cap hit past the 2022 season, although, so Indianapolis might have Wentz run it again on what, basically, might change into a one-year “show it” settlement. 

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