With Carson Wentz out, a potential first-round pick is becoming unlikely

Posted on July 31, 2021

New Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is back to having injury woes. According to Ian Rapoport, Wentz is expected to miss the entire preseason due to a foot injury suffered following a practice this past week

Furthermore, there is a possibility of minor surgery being needed that could force Wentz to miss some time in the regular season.

Right now, Jacob Eason would be the next man up in the event Wentz can’t play. The Colts also signed free agent quarterback Brett Hundley, per Adam Schefter.

Right now, Indianapolis’ hope is that Wentz is able to avoid surgery and suit up for week one, which is what Eagles fans should be rooting for too. Whether or not Wentz plays will have a major impact on Philadelphia come April.

For The Eagles, This Isn’t An Ideal Outcome

When the Eagles traded Wentz to the Colts, a huge part of the deal was the conditional second-round pick that had the chance to convert into a first if Wentz played at least 75% of the Colts snaps, or 70% of snaps if Indianapolis makes the playoffs.

Now, the odds of Wentz playing those snaps won’t be the greatest if he’s forced to miss any time.

However, it’s not as if this is the end of the world. The Colts are significantly weaker if Wentz is not playing, which means the pick will still be higher regardless of whether or not it’s a first or second rounder. But a first is always preferred.

For now, all we can do is wait to see how Wentz’s status progresses. Given his extensive injury history, it’s tough to say whether or not he’ll come out of this situation as good as new.

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