Why The Wentz Trade Puts Indy Among The NFL’s Elite

The Indianapolis Colts have just acquired former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in a trade that’ll only cost the team a 2021 third-round pick as well as a 2022 conditional second-round pick. Essentially they just got the former MVP candidate and Super Bowl champion for a bag of peanuts. Yes, Wentz had a terrible season last season but there is definitely reason for optimism in Indianapolis despite his past struggles.

Now his past struggles technically started back in 2018 when he returned from tearing his ACL and LCL in his left knee the season before. In 2017 he threw 33 touchdowns in 13 games and that number dipped to 21 in 11 games the next season. But here’s the thing, in 2019 he actually was far better and basically looked back at form but the team around him wasn’t as good. In his tenure with the Eagles he’s only had 1 player ever go over 1,000 yards receiving (Zach Ertz in 2018) and he’s also never played with a 1,000 yard rusher. Basically, the Colts have so much more to offer than the Eagles have even been giving Wentz this entire time.

Cover Photo By @designsbyep via Instagram

First and foremost the Colts have arguably the best offensive line in the league. That’s important to note right off the bat because Wentz just played behind an offensive line that gave up more sacks than any other team since 2016. The Colts also have three good running backs. Jonathan Taylor just ran for 1,169 yards a rookie (Including over 800 in just the last 8 games) while Nyheim Hines caught 63 passes out of the backfield and contributed 7 total touchdowns to go along with Taylor’s 12 total. But don’t forget their actual starter coming into the season was Marlon Mack who ran for over 1,000 yards hisself in 2019. Now I believe they should try to get a big name free agent WR to help their passing game (Kenny Golladay and Allen Robinson II come to mind) to help supplement T.Y. Hilton and Zach Pascal out wide

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