Carson Wentz being “out indefinitely” because of a training camp foot injury was a vague early description of the Colts’ quarterbacking situation.
But now, we have some clarity. And from Indy’s point of view, the news is grim:
That was fast. #Colts QB Carson Wentz will have surgery to repair his foot, per coach Frank Reich. He’s out up to 12 weeks, but could be much less. They will remove a bone in his foot.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 2, 2021
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweets Wentz will have surgery to fix his foot injury. The procedure could keep Wentz out of action for up to 12 weeks. In other words, that possibly puts him out until mid-to-late October. Or to put it differently, we’re talking missing up to six or seven games. That’s a healthy chunk of schedule for a team that has major aspirations after trading for Wentz in the offseason.
With Wentz out, second-year player Jacob Eason is set up to take QB1 snaps. Sam Ehlinger, a rookie out of Texas, bumps up the depth chart. And even though the team signed Brett Hundley to round out the room, there’s probably room for improvement in the room.
So, again, I ask, can I interest you in a lightly used Nick Foles?