> Colts GM Chris Ballard shares update on QB Carson Wentz who faces uncertain future with team NFL

Colts GM Chris Ballard shares update on QB Carson Wentz who faces uncertain future with team

Colts GM Chris Ballard shares update on QB Carson Wentz who faces uncertain future with team

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Mar 02
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Quarterback Carson Wentz’s future with the Indianapolis Colts is in great doubt after general manager Chris Ballard appeared to be detached from the idea of Wentz playing for the franchise again.

Previously, according to a report by ESPN, the franchise has been considering either to trade or release the 29-year-old by March 18.

If the QB is still playing for the Colts, the franchise owes him a $22 million salary and an additional $6.29 roster bonus. Otherwise, if he were to be released before March 18, they owe him $15 million.

Ballard denied the report and added they are still working on the QB’s case, but there is no answer he can provide yet.

The GM said, “Ultimately we’ll do what’s best for the Colts. Not saying we don’t, but in the long-term best interest for us, as we sit down and work through whether Carson’s the long-term best answer or not is the best way I can put it.

“We’re not there yet,” he continued. “I’m not there yet. And that’s something that we’ll talk about as a group and move forward. Whatever decision we make will be the best one for us.”

Wentz was acquired by the franchise last March at the expense of a first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and a 2021 third-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles.

His first season with the franchise ended with a 9-8 record. In all, he had a 62.4-percent completion rate for 3,563 yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

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