Wentz to have surgery; could impact 2022 pick

By | July 30, 2021

Wentz to have surgery; could impact 2022 pick … Indianapolis announced earlier today that newly-acquired QB Carson Wentz will have surgery on his injured foot and could be out anywhere from 5 to 12 weeks. If its 5 weeks or so, Wentz could actually be back for the start of the regular season. However, if Wentz, whom the Colts got in a trade with Philadelphia earlier this year, does end up missing closer to 10-12 weeks it could impact one of the draft picks the Colts gave to the Eagles in the deal. Indianapolis sent a conditional 2022 2nd round pick along with a 3rd-rounder in this year’s draft to the Eagles for Wentz. The conditional pick is based on playing time: if Wentz were to play at least 75% of the Colts’ snaps, or 70% and the team makes the playoffs, the 2022 second-rounder would become a first-round pick. Meanwhile, the greater concern for the Colts should Wentz indeed miss a goodly chunk of the season is that they currently have no experienced back-up. Jacob Eason, a second-year pro who didn’t play a down last fall, is currently taking first-team snaps, but that likely won’t get the Colts to the playoffs so they could be looking to deal for another veteran.