‘A Special Talent’- TY Hilton Compares Carson Wentz to Former Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck

Published 04/01/2021, 11:55 AM EDT


The Indianapolis Colts have been in search of a QB1 for some time now. And in Carson Wentz, the franchise hopes it has finally found its answer.

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The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has had a topsy-turvy NFL career so far. Drafted by the franchise in the 1st round of the 2016 draft, Wentz entered the league with much promise. And delivered early on. 

The QB racked up the miles to guide his team to the Playoffs the year they won the Super Bowl. An unfortunate injury saw him miss the entirety of the postseason, but his contribution wasn’t for once doubted. 

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In fact, he was in the conversation for the MVP award that very season. But fast forward the clock to 2020, and Wentz looked like a shadow of his former self.

Throwing 16 touchdowns for 15 interceptions, the QB fell out of favor at Philadelphia and was eventually traded to the Colts. While some believe Wentz is now a has-been, the Colts clearly think otherwise. 

And that sentiment is reflected by a recent comment made by Wentz’s new teammate TY Hilton.

Carson Wentz is not done yet

Wide receiver TY Hilton has been a Colt ever since he was drafted by the franchise back in 2012. The veteran wide receiver has stuck by the franchise through the highs and lows. 

Recently signing a new contract, Hilton said he has already had a word with his new QB.

“We’ve been talking since we got him here… Told me, ‘I want you to be here. I want to throw passes to you’,” said Hilton via The Athletic.

Gushing with praise for Wentz, the wide receiver even went on to say that he shares certain traits with former Colts QB Andrew Luck. “He has some Andrew Luck traits. He can get out of the pocket and make plays… A special talent,” he added.

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October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) passes the football against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Luck retired in 2019 at the age of 29. His decision to quit came as quite a shock to the NFL world as he was at the peak of his powers. Retiring with so much football ahead of him, the Colts began their search for Luck’s successor.

Something that they’ll hope they find in quarterback Carson Wentz. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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