Carson Wentz was an MVP candidate in 2017 before tearing his ACL attempting to dive into the endzone for a touchdown. Last season, Wentz was benched for Jalen Hurts after going 3-8-1 as a starter and throwing a career-high 15 interceptions.
Carson Wentz interceptions:
🔹 Under Pressure – 5
🔹 From a Clean Pocket – 9 pic.twitter.com/2qFF10x213
— PFF (@PFF) November 28, 2020
*whispers* it wasn’t the team’s fault. Wentz just fell off a cliff and started throwing footballs directly into cornerbacks chests.
“And there’s the interception!’- Steve Levy saying that like he expected the Carson Wentz pick 😂. pic.twitter.com/BL5QHUUTYg
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 1, 2020
NO pressure in the pocket. No wide receiver in sight. Just vibes.
But this offseason granted him a fresh start. The Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts to replace the retired Philip Rivers who replaced the retired Andrew Luck who replaced the retired Peyton Manning.
Looking at Wentz’s 2020 season, there’s a very good chance that he will follow in the footsteps of those previous quarterbacks and will be retiring from the Colts soon. Even if not by his own choice.
Enter Sam Ehlinger.
Colts drafted Texas QB Sam Ehlinger.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 1, 2021
History tends to repeat itself. I think I’m the first person to ever say that. I’m fairly sure of this. Last season the Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts in the 2nd round and Hurts stole Wentz’s job. The Colts selected Sam Ehlinger in the 6th round and there is no doubt in my mind he will be starting a game this season.
Texas football is bad and Ehlinger didn’t elevate them back into being one of the powerhouses in college football but he did set a school record with 7 game-winning drives. Ehlinger is 1 of only 3 players in Division I HISTORY with 11,000 career passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards. That’s a lot of experience and a lot of talent.
Carson Wentz was supposed to get a clean plate to eat off this season and now he’s sharing that plate with Ehlinger right off the bat.
At the end of the day, Carson Wentz is going to crush it for the St. Louis Battlehawks so let me show a little more respect for the future XFL champion.
Also meant to say clean slate earlier but clean plate works too.