Jim Irsay goes scorched earth, trashes Carson Wentz during Owner’s Meetings
When the NFL’s owners speak to the media during this week’s events, usually it’s about looking toward the future or how they are excited about what’s to come. That doesn’t appear to be the case for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who spent almost the entire time essentially criticizing former Colts quarterback Carson Wentz.
Indy moved on from Wentz a few weeks ago, sending him to the Washington Commanders in exchange for two third-round picks, and then turned around and acquired Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons.
When asked about moving on from their former quarterback, this is what Irsay had to say.
“I think the worst thing you can do is have a mistake and try to keep living with it going forward. For us, it was something we had to move away from as a franchise. It was very obvious.”
It wouldn’t be that bad if that was it, but Irsay wasn’t even close to being done with his comments.
“No disrespect to Jacksonville, but I mean, they’re the worst team in the league. You play well and hard for the first quarter or so, and they’re looking to go to their locker room and clean it out. I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. You say, ‘My God, there’s something wrong here.’ It needs to be corrected. I think that we feel like we did.”
“Your guy’s gotta pick you up and carry you through Jacksonville,” Irsay said. “He has to do it. Not an option. Has to. No excuses, no explanations.”
The Colts’ Week 18 loss to the Jaguars in a do-or-die situation was incredibly embarrassing, and the writing on the wall with Wentz’s future was glaringly obvious. Still, I’d never expect an owner to just outright say how shameful and unacceptable that is from a starting-caliber QB.
Irsay then wrapped the whole thing up by saying how it was tremendous that GM Chris Ballard was able to secure two third-round picks for Wentz when it seemed like they’d need to cut Wentz.
What the hell did Carson Wentz do to Jim Irsay?
I don’t disagree with a word he said, but this is truly next-level hilarity to see an NFL owner go to town roasting the shit out of his former QB publicly just weeks after trading him.
Meanwhile, when Jeffrey Lurie was asked about Wentz returning to the NFC East, he said he’d welcome him with open arms and will forever be thankful for his Super Bowl run.
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