Jim Irsay: It was “very obvious” Colts had to move on from Carson Wentz

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Colts owner Jim Irsay says there was no doubt about the decision to trade Carson Wentz.

Irsay said today that the Colts knew they had to make a change after their disastrous Week 18 loss to the Jaguars.

“It’s just, for us, it was just it was something that we had to move away from as a franchise — it was very obvious,” Irsay said of the Wentz trade, via Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com.

Irsay said the Colts explored everything in finding a new franchise quarterback, but it was clear that there was not going to be a Year 2 for Wentz in Indianapolis.

Eventually, the Colts traded for Matt Ryan, and Irsay believes the Colts have a winner in town. Irsay was eager to get Wentz out of town.

28 responses to “Jim Irsay: It was “very obvious” Colts had to move on from Carson Wentz

  1. The Commanders gave up 2 third round picks .. in the words of Jack Black “that’s so sad”

  2. Wow! I have NEVER heard an owner say anything like that about a player before. Its obvious Irsay thinks Wentz sports a big Massengill logo on his chest.

  3. Yeah, no coming back from a lefty throw for a pic in your own end zone in what was a playoff game. Ain’t gonna be no rematch!

  4. I’m sure Wentz will bring some much needed stability to the Washington Commodes.

  5. Why is Irsay considered such a great judge of QBs? For years they had Manning because they were bad and picked him high. Then they stunk again and got Andrew Luck. It’s not like the Colts are just so wise and savvy. I think Irsay got lucky twice and now he thinks he can do no wrong. Ryan has had a great career but he’s 38 and on the downside. The entire Internet has branded the Commanders idiots and the Colts geniuses. I’m not quite ready to buy that narrative. Regardless of all the snarky comments that will be made online the 2022-3 season will be played on the field and then we’ll see eh “won the trade.”. But it won’t be decided just because someone makes a clever comment online…

  6. Transferring Carson Yutz to the Washington Commodes has them “flush” with excitement!

  7. This is payback for “tanking” to get both Manning and the “suck for Luck” year. You now got what you deserved.

  8. Wentz had only been sacked 3 times in the previous 2 games, but the Colts OL gave up SIX SACKS to Jacksonville, and the Colts OL could open holes for their Pro Bowl either, as Jonathon Taylor who had 1,811 yards rushing for the season was held to just 77 yards by the Jags defense.
    Yeah, it’s all Wentz’ fault.

  9. The Colts were super lucky for a long time with an all time great. Several teams have been. Pitt, Saints, Pats and soon green bay. All these places will find out how rough it is.

  10. At least Wentz-mania has finally died down and his fans have finally caught up to the reality that many of us already knew about him. There was a time when his cultists would run through a brick wall to argue that he was the next GOAT in the making.

  11. Wow. It’s something for an owner to say that about a QB they sent high draft picks for just 1 year ago. I always got the sense that Frank Reich wanted him back but Irsay wanted him gone. This kind of confirms that.

  12. I don’t blame the Colts for taking a chance on Yutz. Reich probably thought he could get him to perform like he did in his rookie season. It’s Carson’s fault he has turned into hot garbage. Give the Colts credit for having the guts to make the move and admitting their mistake. A lot of teams wouldn’t have done that.

    Carson will Yutz himself out the league in the next few years.

  13. Not sure why Miami is being investigated for possibly ‘tanking for Tua’ when Irsay orchestrated ‘Suck for Luck’ long before Miami, and the NFL pretends this kind of thing has never happened before.

  14. Sorry man, not all wentz fault. The team was pitiful that day. Like people bashing cousins and his stats sho he’s a usable qb in this league

  15. The only thing that could make this more poetic for Eagles fans would be for WFT to overpay in a trade for the 1st round pick from Indy. Fingers crossed!!

  16. Jim Irsay is a fool. He forced Ballard and Reich into trading Wentz. The guy lost his mind after the Jax loss even though the defense couldn’t make a stop and the entire Colts squad looked sluggish. He scapegoated Wentz and it was solely his decision.

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