Is trouble brewing between Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts?
Things don’t seem to be getting off to a good start in Indianapolis. Earlier today, Gregg Doyle of the Indianapolis Star made some interesting remarks regarding Carson Wentz’s first few weeks of training camp. His blog is so eloquently named “Please, pretty please, let Jacob Eason steal the QB job from Carson Wentz” According to Doyle, Wentz once again has been getting hostile regarding his spot as the starting quarterback amongst other things.
While Carson has been nursing his foot injury, backups Sam Ehlinger and Jacob Eason have been battling it out to see who could be the starter in case Wentz misses time. During their practices, Carson has reportedly been one-sided in his mentoring of his understudies.
“Carson Wentz, for what it’s worth, often approaches Ehlinger to offer advice when it’s Ehlinger’s turn to rest. He didn’t approach Eason once Wednesday, though Eason said Wentz talks to him in the quarterback room. I’m not telling you how to feel about any of that. I’m just telling you what happened Wednesday.”
This situation would be far from the first time we have seen Carson Wentz being unfriendly with his fellow QBs. Eason looks to be the front runner for the QB2 spot, so it makes sense why Carson is working more with Ehlinger instead.
Doyle continues to criticize Wentz for his unwillingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine and states he’s making an incredibly selfish decision.
“Wentz comes into our town, he’s handed all this money and prominence, and makes the decision to ignore the science and the numbers and the logic. He’s apparently not vaccinated. He won’t say either way – deep down, I bet he knows he’s being selfish – but he always wears a mask on the practice field and sideline, which is the NFL protocol for unvaccinated players…
“It’s leadership, and it trickles down. A show of respect for the science, for the crisis we’re facing – people are getting sick and dying, and all of it is so damn avoidable – would help spread the message of vaccination. But Wentz and too many other Colts stars are going the selfish route, choosing to make the “personal decision” of not helping our community emerge from a nightmare that doesn’t have to be this scary.”
Many suggested that the Philly media would be the one to create problems for Carson Wentz and the Colts, but they seem to be doing it to themselves.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today
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