Wentz played one season in Indianapolis before he was traded to the Commanders in March. Colts CEO Jim Irsay recently said that the Carson Wentz era was a “mistake” for the franchise.
The former Colts quarterback recently joined The Colin Cowherd Podcast to react to Irsay’s comment about him being a “mistake” in Indianapolis.
“I mean, it is what it is,” Wentz said. “Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. I thought last year was a really fun year. I thought we did some incredible things, came up short at the end obviously. I struggled down the stretch there and timing was poor.”
The Colts needed to win just one of their final two games and Wentz played poorly as the team missed the postseason. The 26–11 loss to the Jags was a shock to Wentz and Colts fans alike. Still, Wentz didn’t expect the organization to get rid of him.
“I didn’t expect that, I didn’t expect things to unfold the way that they did,” Wentz said. “I thought things were in a pretty good place there. I had awesome relationships with every single person in that building, can’t say enough good things about the people over there. Kind of came out of left field. He’s entitled to his own opinion, and he’s entitled to do what he wants with his football team.”
Matt Ryan will start as the sixth quarterback in the last six seasons for the Colts after he was traded from the Falcons.
The Colts will host the Commanders on Sunday, Oct. 30.