Pick Tracker: Carson Wentz eclipses projected snap count, safe to lock in another 1st round draft pick for the Eagles
Carson Wentz played all 52 of the Colts’ snaps last night as the Indianapolis Colts beat the New England Patriots last night 27-17. The Colts have now won seven of their last nine games but more importantly, with last night’s win, Carson Wentz has eclipsed the projected 75% snap count to give the Eagles another first round pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
Just to catch everyone up, a 2022 second-round pick that came to Philadelphia would turn into a first-round pick if one of two things happened this season for Wentz and the Colts.
- Carson Wentz plays 75% of the Colts’ offensive snaps in 2021
- Carson Wentz plays 70% of the Colts’ offensive snaps and the Colts make the playoffs.
First things first, special shoutout to @WentzSnaps on Twitter. Absolutely crushed it all season long keeping Eagles fans updated on a week-by-week basis of where the birds stood with securing the first round pick.
Back to Wentz, he has now played 854 of the possibly 876 Colts’ offensive snap counts which is good for 97.5 percent. The Colts as a team, averaged 67.4 snaps per game to date. Do some quick math, and you’ll see that the Colts are on pace to play 1,146 offensive snaps this season.
Back to the threshold, Wentz needed 859 snaps to reach the projected 75 percent against the Patriots on Saturday night. Entering last night’s game, he was five snaps shy of that projected snap total. He played every single one of the Colts’ snaps on offense last night.
From here, it’s pretty safe to say that Wentz has secured the Eagles a first round draft pick next year. Even if Wentz does not play a SINGLE SNAP the rest of the season, the Colts would have to add nearly 30 snaps to their offensive total per game over the final stretch of the season for Wentz to fall below the 75 percent bench mark.
On top of that, option number two above is looking even better. With the Colts winning last night, they moved to 8-6 on the season and their odds increased to 88 percent likely to make the playoffs this year.
To wrap it all up, we can now safely say that the Eagles will get the Colts first round pick next year.