It was a disappointing end to the NFL season for the Indianapolis Colts, who failed to make the playoff after an embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the final game. This led to quarterback Carson Wentz being heavily criticized and sparked rumors that the team may be moving on from him in the offseason.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport visited The Pat McAfee Show on Friday. His comments on the Colts’ situation seem to hint at Indianapolis looking for another starting quarterback next season.
“I know that the Colts are actively looking for another quarterback because Chris Ballard is always trying to improve,” said Rapoport.
Are the Colts moving on from Carson Wentz??
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It might be the end of the road in Indianapolis for Wentz. Both general manager Chris Ballard and head coach Frank Reich have been non-committal when talking about Wentz the past couple of months. Owner Jim Irsay has said that he is willing to eat dead money in order to upgrade the quarterback situation, so these reports from Rapoport are not exactly surprising.
The Colts have one of the most talented overall rosters in the league, with a league-high six Pro-Bowlers this season. So there’s no reason for the team to waste the moment if they can upgrade.
If the team wants to go for another veteran quarterback this offseason, there could be a number of options available to them. Russell Wilson’s future with the Seattle Seahawks is looking shaky at best. Aaron Rodgers is still up in the air about staying with the Green Bay Packers, and Jimmy Garoppolo’s time in San Francisco could be coming to an end as well.
Given the talent on their current roster, the Colts could certainly take a page out of the Los Angeles Rams playbook and go get a veteran star quarterback that makes them true contenders next season.