Chris Ballard won’t commit to Carson Wentz being Colts quarterback in 2022

After an embarrassing end to the 2021 season, the Colts don’t seem sure if Carson Wentz will start once Week 1 arrives next fall. 

Indianapolis Colts fans are blaming Carson Wentz for missing the postseason and his future with the team could be in flux.

In the Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Wentz had two turnovers in the 26-11 defeat to the worst team in the league. Colts general manager Chris Ballard won’t commit to Wentz being the starter next season despite a mostly good season.

Chris Ballard won’t commit to Carson Wentz as his 2022 starter

Those are powerful words from Ballard. When the Colts traded for Wentz, the team was hoping he’d be able to get back into a groove and get his back career on the right foot after his fall with the Eagles

While Wentz tossed for 3,563 yards and 27 touchdowns this season, there were several games where he was way too inconsistent.

It really looked like Indy had one foot in the playoffs. No one expected them to fall to the Jaguars to close out the season and that’s exactly what happened. If the Colts release Wentz, it would come with a $15 million dead cap hit. With Sam Ehlinger and Jacob Eason the only incumbents on the roster, Wentz is the best option. Plus, the draft and free agent class aren’t littered with upgrades.

Wentz is most likely to return as the team’s starter next season, and he’s got to find a way to pick his game up and help this squad push for a potential AFC South title. Another year without the playoffs is completely unacceptable for the Colts. If Wentz can’t lead the Colts to the playoffs next year, it’ll likely be what ends his time in Indianapolis.

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