The Carson Wentz redemption tour went much better in 2021 than it did during his final year with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, his play wasn’t good enough for the head coach to make a longterm commitment to him after the team missed the playoffs.
The Colts quarterback had two costly turnovers in a loss to the Jaguars that left Indianapolis out of the playoffs.
On Monday, Colts coach Frank Reich was non-committal when asked about Wentz’s status as the starting QB in 2022.
“We loved the team we had this year, we knew everyone we brought in this year, we expected to play winning football,” Reich said. “Next year’s roster will be next year’s roster. I don’t want to open it up about one player and then start talking about all of them.”
He would then state he “thinks” Wentz is their quarterback, but will have to go back to the drawing board.
Wentz finished the 2021 season with 3,563 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
If the Colts cut Wentz before June 1, then they’ll incur a $15 million dead cap penalty, but save just over $13 million. If they somehow find a trade partner, they save $28 million in cap space.