Carson Wentz against the 49ers.

Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Carson Wentz has seen a lot of flak over the past few years, first for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles and then for his run with the Colts this year. And in the middle of a “bomb cyclone” of rain Sunday on the road against the San Francisco 49ers, he gave those critics yet more ammunition, getting his team into second and goal down 12-7, but then flipping a shovel pass straight to 49ers’ linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair:

Here’s a replay of that:

Yeah, that’s not great for Wentz. And while this came in the middle of a torrential rainstorm, it still was a poor decision. Wentz definitely should have just hung onto the ball here and taken the tackle. Instead, he tried a shovel pass, and that failed spectacularly.

Update: This was technically ruled a fumble. But either way, not great for Wentz.

[@cjzero on Twitter; Wentz photo from Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star, via USA Today Sports]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.