Carson Vents ’future in Indianapolis is getting more and more complicated by the minute.
A few days after Colts boss Frank Reich had no clear information about the 29-year-old defender, who was bought from the Eagles on a trade last March, general manager Chris Ballard made mysterious remarks about Wentz and subsequent events on Thursday.
“At the time [of the trade] we knew it was the right decision. “I don’t want to comment on who will be here next year and who won’t … I thought Carson did a good job and there were some things he needed to do better.” Ballard. reporters.
In 17 games in his first season with the Colts, Wentz hit 3,563 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven rebounds. Although he led the team to a 9-8 record in the regular season, Indianapolis failed to secure a playoff berth after a humiliating 26-11 defeat to the Jaguars last Sunday.
In Sunday’s regular season finale in Jacksonville, Wents managed to touch once and stop once, and was fired six times. He also made 17 of 29 passes for 185 yards.
“I’m not sitting here and I’m not making excuses as to why we hit our asses in Jacksonville because that’s what happened,” Ballard said. “We beat our asses.
“Do the cleaning. Make layers. Make layers. Carson wants to win. He has a desire to win. Sometimes when you lift a load, you always think you have to show a big game. Sometimes the team can help you, do the layout, do the layout. ”
And Ballard and Reich – Wentz’s attack coordinator with the Eagles – could continue to think about the fate of the defender, Colts alumni Jeff Saturday said. ESPN’s “First Picture” the team needs to move forward.
“Constantly throughout the season, when there were the most important moments, he didn’t show himself and didn’t do what you expected with that kind of investment,” he said on Saturday.
Wentz, who was originally ranked second by the Eagles in 2016, has three years left on his contract and $ 81 million left, with only $ 15 million guaranteed.