There is widespread belief that the Indianapolis Colts will be moving on from Carson Wentz this offseason. Wentz, who is becoming somewhat of a journeyman in the NFL, is a capable starter. In 2022, he finished the season with a 62.4 completion percentage, over 3,500 yards, 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. I know most of those interceptions came at costly times in critical games, but number-wise, he was pretty solid.
Also, the Colts offensive weapons probably rank in the bottom tier of the NFL. T.Y. Hilton was banged up for most of the year, Michael Pittman is still a raw talent and their tight end group is weak. Outside of Jonathan Taylor and their offensive line, Wentz didn’t have much to work with. Late in the season, when teams were shutting down the run and his wide receivers weren’t creating enough separation, Wentz was forced to become Superman… and it didn’t end well.
At times, he can be reckless and try to do way too much. But, he can serve as a viable option for the Seahawks as they do have pieces on offense. The future of Tyler Lockett is up in the air, but with D.K. Metcalf, Dee Eskridge and now, Noah Fant, Wentz will have weapons. Not to mention the potential explosive running back duo of Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.
We have to keep all of our options open at this point. Wentz might be the best of the worse options. Outside of the others mentioned in this post, he has shown he is capable of putting together an MVP season. Decision-making and health have always been the question mark for Wentz in his NFL career. Given the structure of this Seattle offense, if he were to come here, I believe he would be set up for success.