Colts GM On Quarterback Carson Wentz' Future With Team: "Our Passing Game Has To Be Better"

The Indianapolis Colts season ended in a demoralizing 26-11 loss to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars - a team that finished tied for the worst record in the entire league with perennial gong show the Detroit Lions.  The Colts' inability to win either of their final two games of the season has left them on the outside looking in as far as the postseason is concerned.  A close 23-20 Week 17 loss to the Raiders, plus this past weekend's dud in Jacksonville leave the team in a state of disarray, as a playoff berth seemed all but guaranteed just a couple of weeks ago.

On Thursday, Colts GM Chris Ballard spoke with reporters and he fired off a number of interesting quotes regarding the future of the team and more specifically, starting quarterback Carson Wentz.  Speaking candidly on the loss to the Jaguars:

...They came out and beat our ass, plain and simple.

He stayed honest in his assessment of the team's collapse over the final two weeks of the season when speaking to The Athletic:

He initially seemed non-committal on what Carson Wentz's future might be with the team after what would be considered a pretty good season by most metrics on paper (27 TDs/7 Ints/94.6 passer rating) telling reporters he wasn't going to "make a comment on who is going to be here next year and who is not."  Shortly after though, the 52-year-old mentioned this in regards to former Philadelphia Eagle:

Our passing game has to be better. It just has to be.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for a guy you traded what ended up being a first-round pick for.  

Stay tuned for the latest regarding Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts.     

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