Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz Is Ready for Week One

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will be making his debut this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, just six weeks after having surgery on his left foot. Head coach Frank Reich confirmed the start on Friday. The Colts had prepared for Wentz to miss a fair amount of time to start the season so this comes as a nice surprise for them.

Wentz had injured his foot back on Jul. 29, the second day of Colts training camp and was expected to miss 5-12 weeks. He had surgery four days later on Aug. 2 and was back on the field on Aug. 23, just 21 days later. When he spoke with the media earlier this week, he knew the timeline on returning was unclear. 
I know they had a very wide range of a timetable, and I knew that too. I knew that, going in, a lot determined on how the surgery went and a lot of factors, but at the end of the day, I say God is good for getting me to this point.
The 28-year-old second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft played his first five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles where he made 68 starts and threw 113 touchdowns. The Colts had acquired Wentz this offseason to hopefully put an end to their quarterback search, one that has continued since Andrew Luck retired abruptly in 2019. Wentz will be the fifth quarterback to start a game for the Colts on week one since 2017. 

The Colts are also hoping that Wentz will find his game again in Indy. He started 12 games for the Eagles in 2020 posting a 3-8-1 record, threw 16 touchdowns and logged a career high in interceptions with 15. He has a lot to prove this year and being healthy enough to make it back on the field for Sunday's game is a good start.
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