Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay Still Complaining About Carson Wentz

Jim Irsay is having a hard time accepting that he signed QB Carson Wentz.

Jim Irsay is having a hard time accepting that he signed QB Carson Wentz.
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is still feeling the aftershock of the Carson Wentz experiment, weeks after trade the former No. 2 overall pick to Washington. Irsay can’t get past his mistake of trading for Wentz last season and how the team fell apart, led by the QB at the end of last season.

Some things are just hard to get over, and it feels like Irsay is holding onto the Wentz experience like he was the one beaten about Will Smith’s face to the world. Weeks after releasing his franchise from Wentz, Irsay is still throwing shots at his former QB.

“I think the worst thing you can do is make a mistake and try to live with it.” forward,” irsay said: at the NFL Owners Meetings in Palm Beach, Fl.

“For us, it was something we had to move away from as a franchise. It was very clear.”

There were rumors that Wentz wouldn’t be a great locker room boy or team leader until Irsay traded for him last season. What Irsay is saying can certainly be understood. Mistakes happen and sooner or later Irsay decided to stop the bait. BIt just feels petty when he keeps going with Wentz like that.

“In conversations with trusted veterans on the team, if you speak to them in confidence, they often really share what’s happening,” Irsay said. “What I discovered was very worrying.”

“You can’t always convince people to do things differently if they don’t want to do them differently,” Irsay said.

This short-lived relationship between the Colts and Wentz sounds like it was doomed from the start. If Wentz’s former offensive coordinator, France, hadn’t been Indy’s head coach, this deal probably wouldn’t have gone through if he did. Reich vouched for Wentz to Irsay, so… had to apologize after things didn’t go the way he imagined.

The Colts have had a hard time finding a QB since Andrew Luck abruptly handed in his resignation for the 2019 season. They have gone from Jacoby Brissett to Philip Rivers and then to Carson Wentz. In 2022, the Colts will trot out their fourth stop-gap QB in four years post-trade Matt Ryan this low season.

It is understandable that Irsay may feel cheated by Wentz in some way. But the information about him was known. I’m sure there are plenty of people in the Eagles organization would have given up the goods on Wentz and how he was viewed in the Philadelphia locker room. It’s one thing to take your head coach’s advice, it’s another to do your own due diligence.

So, it’s time for Jimmy to put this grudge to rest. Wentz got over you, so to speak. You have your new QB, who is undoubtedly a better leader and locker room man than Wentz, so be happy. That Irsay still goes to Wentz so publicly is immature and pointless. Irsay should let his team’s improvement on the pitch speak for themselves. If Indy makes the playoffs with Ryan in year one, then Irsay and the Colts win that battle.

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