Pick Tracker: Carson Wentz placed on COVID-19 list, will likely miss Sunday’s game
The Indianapolis Colts announced that quarterback Carson Wentz has been placed on the COVID-19 list.
Due to the NFL’s rules regarding unvaccinated players, Wentz must sit out 10 days if he tests positive, and five days if he has come in close contact with someone who tested positive. Either way, the five day window would likely still leave him out on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.
There’s no reason for Eagles’ fans to worry. The draft pick will still be sent to the birds regardless if Wentz plays. Earlier this month, Wentz eclipsed the 75% offensive snap mark needed for the pick to convey to the Eagles.
Literally the only way that the pick would not go to the Eagles is if the Colts held the ball on offense for nearly the entire game over the next two games, which is nearly impossible. On the season, Indianapolis has averaged around 60 offensive snaps per game and would need to triple that number over the final two weeks if Wentz can’t play to get their first round pick back.
As for the Colts, they will be forced to go with Sam Ehlinger against the Raiders unless something changes with Wentz over the next couple days. Bad news for the Colts, who are hanging on to a Wild Card berth. If the Colts fail to make the Wild Card, there’s a chance that the Eagles pick would jump from what is currently a 23rd overall pick to a 16th overall pick.
Something to keep an eye on throughout the week but honestly, it’s nothing Eagles fans really need to worry about.
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