To me, It’a steal by the Colts. Before the injury, Wentz was an MVP candidate and he is still 28.
And, by the way, I’ve not seen anything that special in Jalen Hurts to give him the starting job, maybe Philly is trading up in the draft to get Wilson or Fields (they won’t be there at 6).
If the Colts are getting the Wentz we saw last year then any Super Bowl dreams they have are DOA. His previous play makes this worth the risk but it could just as easily crash and burn. Is he better than Rivers was last year?
TE is not worth a top 10 pick, probably not even first rounder. Since 2000, none of the 21 first-round tight end has put up 1,000 yards in one of his first three seasons and only one has put up a double-digit touchdown season (https://football.pitcherlist.com/pessimists-guide-to-the-nfl-draft/).
Pitts is one of the better prospect in the draft but you are not going to win many games with good/elite TEs, see Detroit for example: Hockerson is a very good player, but they passed on
Burns, Lawrence, Simmons, Sweat, Marquise Brown or DK Metcalf and many others.
They have a new coach, maybe he is ok with Hurts, otherwise I’d trade up to pick a top 3 QB.
We should see improvement from Wentz with the Colts. Reunited with his OC during his best season. Better O line and weapons at WR. Better running game. Way better defense. Perfect landing spot for him.
This is a great pickup by the Colts and relatively low risk. Wentz just seems a little mentally weak. Confidence was shot in Philly after Foles wins the Bowl, injury, losing his OC, Philly drafting competition for him. Being the unquestioned starter and reuniting with Reich will help him, no doubt in my mind.
As far as Philly weapons on par with Colts… ehhh I dunno about that. Philly had guys in and out with injuries, Sanders and Scott are no Taylor and Hines. Pittman likely as good as any Eagles WR. Indy loses the TE battle I guess but skill positions are propped up by good O line play and Indy has a much superior one to Philly (provided they find a decent solution at LT).
Right now if Titans are heavily favored to win the division, I’d sprinkle some dough on the Colts.
This has been an interesting off-season for QB’s. Rams have Stafford, Detroit has Goff (for the moment), and the Colts have Wentz. There’s still more out there such as what will Philly do and the Saints? The Jags will get TL. Where’s Watson going?
Some of the sports talking heads think Watson is going to Carolina. They’re cutting players to add cap space, and may give McCaffrey as part of the deal. Even though we played him tight in 2019, would prefer Watson stay out of our division.
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