Colts owner Jim Irsay takes to Twitter to shout out Carson Wentz and team


Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay caused a storm on Twitter.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay caused a storm on Twitter.
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz had a bounce-back campaign in 2021 where he managed 27 TDs, over 3,500 yards while throwing just 7 INTs. But after a late-season slump that saw the Colts drop their last two games against the Raiders and Jaguars, forcing them to miss the postseason, some are already rethinking Wentz’s role with the team last season. One of those people may have the only opinion that really matters, and that’s Colts owner Jim Irsay. On Tuesday, Irsay posted a tweet that appeared to mention Wentz and the violation.

In the post, Irsay honestly calls out the entire team, but after those last two games, it’s clear that Wentz could be the one on the hotseat. Irsay handed a first round pick in getting Wentz’s services from the Eagles. This all had to go so perfectly, as Wentz had his greatest success with Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator in Philadelphia. But in the first year, he couldn’t even drag the Colts to the playoffs when they only needed to win one of their last two games to secure a spot.

In Indy’s Week 17 loss to Las Vegas, Wentz completed less than 60 percent of his passes while passing 148 yards and a TD. In Week 18, the Colts played Jacksonville with everything on the line, and Wentz racked up 185 yards of passing, another under 60 completion percentage, a TD and an INT. The Colts fell to the Jaguars, 26-11. if there if Irsay can be, he may not be wrong in questioning the team and, more importantly, his QB. He traded a first round for this. A 9-8 record and no postseason to show for it. Aside from his performance on the field, Wentz is not vaccinated either, causing him to miss team time this season. That makes him unreliable in the professional sports world.

The Colts offense finished the season ninth in points per game, averaging 26.5, but it’s clear Irsay expects more. It sounds like Irsay wants more than 30 points, even if things don’t seem to be firing on all cylinders like the Chiefs or Buccaneers. Kansas City scored 30-plus in 9 games and Tampa Bay did in 10. The Colts had only 7 of these games. The difference is that those teams have elite QBs. Indianapolis traded for Wentz, who wasn’t elite before they got him and still isn’t now. In the NFL, design capital is king. You’ve already signed up for 2022 first round choice for Wentz. It would seem foolish to cut bait so quickly.

Perhaps the tweet was more than anything meant as a wake-up call. Anyway, Wentz better wake up before he ends up back in a backup role. Wentz was replaced in Philly, and from Irsay’s tone it sounds like it could happen again in Indy.

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