Since Carson Wentz was traded to the Washington Commanders, it seems like everybody connected with the team has taken their turn to take a shot at him.
It is now Michael Pittman’s turn. Pittman has spent two seasons with two different quarterbacks throwing him the ball since he was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
First, it was Philip Rivers who has since retired after one year with the Colts. Last year, it was Carson Wentz, who has since been traded after one year.
This year, it will be Matt Ryan.
This week, Pittman gave his take on the glaring differences between Matt Ryan and Carson Wentz.
“Last year, we were out there, running the plays, but we were basically just playing football,” Pittman told The Athletic. “I mean, we would just run around and make plays … this year, we’re trying to be organized, be at our spots and at our depths, because that’s how Matt likes it and how he commands it and that’s what he expects. So you better be there.”
“His presence settles everybody,” Reich said about the former Falcons star. “Listen, every guy is focused, every guy is all business, but Matt is just at another level. He’s out here to work.”
“It’s night and day compared with last year,” a Colts offensive player added.
“You can feel it,” said Colts general manager Chris Ballard. “He’s got an urgency and he’s got an expectation, not only from himself but for others. It’s hard to demand much of others if you’re not putting it out there yourself — which he does.”
Despite all of the fire being thrown his way, Wentz has had nothing but good things to say about his one and only season in Indy.
2022 is likely his final time to prove to an NFL team that he can be a starter in this league.