The Indianapolis Colts acquired quarterback Carson Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles firstly of the NFL 12 months 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 NJ.com. 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 turn into a protracted 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 12 months and for years to return,” whereas head coach Frank Reich refused to ensure Wentz will likely 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 preserving Wentz because the Colts’ starter.
“I’m not going to make a touch upon who’s going to be right here subsequent 12 months and who isn’t,” Ballard mentioned in regards to the Indianapolis roster, in line 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 turn into a one-year “show it” settlement.