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GM on Carson Wentz: Colts Knew They’d ‘Get Egg on Our Face’ as QB Wasn’t ‘a Good Fit’

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Indianapolis Colts general manager
Chris Ballard said the franchise was likely to move on from
quarterback Carson Wentz regardless of how the 2021 NFL season played

The Colts’ collapse at
the end of last season to miss the playoffs was often cited as a
reason for Wentz’s trade to the Washington Commanders, but
Ballard told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on Wednesday the wheels
were already in motion behind the scenes based on conversations with
team owner Jim Irsay and head coach Frank Reich:

“I think we still would’ve had some
hard discussions. Just the way we played down the stretch, and we
knew we needed to make some improvements in that area. The one thing
I think Jim and I and Frank are when we know something’s not a good
fit, don’t just try to justify it. Let’s move forward. We all knew we
were going to get egg on our face. That is what it is, but at the end
of the day it’s about doing the right thing for the organization. I
think even if we would’ve ended up in the playoffs, we would’ve had
some hard discussions going forward.”

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