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The Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles just made a blockbuster deal, Wentz heading to Indy, and the Colts sending a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 second-round pick, which could turn into a first-rounder if Wentz plays 70% of offensive snaps, and the Colts make the playoffs. So, what should the Tennessee Titans make of this? Is it good, or bad for the Titans?
The Bad for Tennessee
Well, Wentz will be reunited with his former QB’s coach, Frank Reich, who is the Colts head coach, and play-caller.
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He worked with Wentz during his MVP-type season in 2017. Wentz should be the week one starter, as he knows the scheme. Also, Wentz was picked number 2 overall for a reason. He has talent and lots of upside. He will also have better receivers than the Eagles had, with Michael Pittman, Jr, Zach Pascal, Parris Campbell, tight end Jack Doyle, and versatile running backs Jonathan Taylor, and Nyhiem Hines. The Indianapolis offensive line is one of the better ones in the league, and the defense is the best in the league. He has a better team around him, and his former coach that made him look like the next best thing, so Wentz should be better than he was in 2020.
The Good for Tennessee
But, this is Carson Wentz we are talking about. He gets hurt a lot.
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Wentz does come with many red flags, like his injury concerns. His decision-making can also be questioned, along with his huge price tag, as his 4-year $128 million contract hasn’t kicked in yet. Also with the contract not kicking in yet, they may not have him for the length of it, as they could choose to cut him to save money in 2024.
So what should Titans fans root for? Well, hopefully Wentz plays 70% of the snaps, and the Colts make the playoffs, so the Eagles can get a first-round pick. Then the Colts lose in the playoffs and Tennessee automatically picks before them in 2022, as Philly would get Indy's first-rounder. If this is the 2017 Carson Wentz, then watch out NFL! But if this is the Wentz we have seen in the last couple of years, then the Colts could be searching for another Andrew Luck-heir. This is a very high-risk, high-reward trade, and no matter what happens, this will be one of the bigger storylines in the 2021 NFL season.