Jim Irsay: Carson Wentz will dictate how far we go

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The Colts made a bet that quarterback Carson Wentz can rebound when they traded for him earlier this offseason and the team’s owner isn’t underselling the importance of that outcome.

During an appearance on 107.5 The Fan, Jim Irsay noted the importance of building an entire roster by pointing out how offensive line struggles impacted Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl. He also noted that the makeup of other positions isn’t going to amount to much if the Colts can’t get Wentz back on the track he was on earlier in his career.

“Let’s be honest about the situation, how well is Carson Wentz going to do, I think that is really going to dictate just how far we go,” Irsay said. “That’s just reality. I’m not saying that as a headline. Now, he needs support. He needs people around him. We saw the Super Bowl and Mahomes with no tackles. He looked pedestrian. That’ll happen because you need support. But, really, if Frank Reich can get Carson Wentz’s play to an extremely high level and we feel that he can, and Carson, unquestionably, has every single tool mentally, physically, emotionally to do that, then you’ve got something special. There’s no doubt about it. That’s what I know Colts fans will be looking to see, just how good can Carson Wentz get? That’s really the intriguing question that everyone has and only time will tell.”

The Colts have had a different starting quarterback in each of Reich’s years with the team and they’ve been able to advance to the playoffs twice. That speaks well of the job Reich and General Manager Chris Ballard have done building the roster, but getting a long-term answer at the most important position on the field would be a welcome development in Indianapolis.

12 responses to “Jim Irsay: Carson Wentz will dictate how far we go

  1. It’s a good thing the Eagles didn’t feel like that the year Wentz got hurt and they won the super bowl with Nick Foles. .

  2. The Colts didn’t achieve anything special with their previous golden boy Andrew Luck (well, besides that participation banner hanging in Lucas Oil Stadium) and now we’re supposed to believe the Colts will do any better with Wentz.

  3. Way to give credit to and recognize the roles of your lines, receivers, running backs, tight ends, secondary, linebackers, etc Mr. Irsay.

  4. I think he’ll be better than he was last year with the eagles. Hope he can stay healthy.

  5. He’s not wrong. The Colts are a strong enough team to make the playoffs with a capable average quarterback. how deep they go however will be based on the QB. And if Wentz can’t get them out of the 1st round, then this acquisition was a waste.

  6. httwft says:
    April 26, 2021 at 10:25 am
    I think he’ll be better than he was last year with the eagles. Hope he can stay healthy.
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    If he isn’t he won’t last 3 games as the starter . That’s how bad he played last season .

  7. Expect the “pedestrian” QB to file that stupid comment away for future use. Owners should be seen and not heard.

  8. charliecharger says:

    April 26, 2021 at 7:50 am

    It’s a good thing the Eagles didn’t feel like that the year Wentz got hurt and they won the super bowl with Nick Foles. .
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    As Foles has shown time and again that was a lucky hot streak but if you think that he could have led them to an 11-2 regular season record before that well I’d say you dont know qb talent but you did call David Fales being a franchise star qb.

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