QB Carson Wentz Loses the Confidence of Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard; May Lose Starting Position in 2022

Published 01/14/2022, 11:21 AM EST
Jan 9, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) throws in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports| Credit-Reuters


Carson Wentz led the Indianapolis Colts to a 9-8 winning record without making the playoffs this season, is his QB1 role in danger now? During his season-ending conference, Colts’ general manager Chris Ballard revealed that he is not committing to Carson Wentz for the 2022 season.

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Carson suffered two significant defeats at the end of the season, depriving the Colts of a playoff season. The one that counted the most was their humiliating 26-11 loss against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. His stumble down the finish line gave the franchise second thoughts over the QB1 role that he holds.

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Chris Ballard loses confidence in Carson Wentz

“Sitting here today, just so y’all know, I won’t make a comment on who is going to be here next year and who is not going to be here next year,” Ballard said. “That’s not fair to any player.”

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“I’d like to quit Band-Aiding it,” he continued. “I’d like for Carson to be the long-term answer or find somebody who will be here for the next 10-12 years. Sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. I can dream about it, wish about it, do everything I can to figure out the solution, but you do the best with what you can do at the time.”

Ballard, although did not make it crystal clear as to who will or will not get the role. But it’s pretty clear that he has lost confidence in Carson Wentz. And there lies a huge possibility that the Colts would draft a new quarterback in the upcoming season.

Ian Rapoport on how Colts would go by Wentz

Even NFL Insider Ian Rapoport in his appearance at ‘The Pat McAfee Show’ the day after the Jaguars and Colts season finale matchup, talked about the same.

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“I could see a situation where the Colts draft a QB,” said RapSheet. “They believe in Carson Wentz, but yesterday was bad.” McAfee being a former Colts punter, expressed that even though Carson did great throughout the season, that last game was, in fact, messed up.

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What are your thoughts? Do you think Carson should get another chance? Or drafting another QB would solve the problem for the Colts? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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