Denver Broncos option No. 2: Carson Wentz
There have been some recent reports that Carson Wentz could be on the move after just one season with the Indianapolis Colts. Given the fact that the Colts gave up a first-round pick for Wentz, that would seem very confusing unless they have a preferable alternative already in mind.
Regardless of what kind of sense it makes for the Colts, reports are what they are. If Wentz is not likely to be with the Colts in the 2022 season, the Denver Broncos are a sensible possible destination for him, especially if they can’t land Aaron Rodgers.
Maybe the Colts are one of the teams that would like to have Jimmy Garoppolo…
Wentz was the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. After just two seasons in the NFL, it looked like the Eagles had one of the next big-time stars at the QB position on their hands, but injuries took their toll.
There was also plenty of drama between Wentz and the Eagles, and after Doug Pederson left, Wentz’s last major advocate was out the door.
It speaks volumes to the kind of guy and player Wentz is that Frank Reich wanted to trade for him this past year, and Wentz had a solid season statistically. With 27 touchdowns compared to just seven interceptions, Wentz showed outstanding improvement from the year prior, but there were still inconsistencies in his game.
Still, a stat line like that would be more than welcomed in Denver. Wentz may not be perfect and he’s not, by any stretch, but given the potential cost to acquire and the remaining years on Wentz’s contract, it might be a wise move for Denver to go after this kind of player who is not yet 30 years old.
Given the lack of true risk involved in this potential deal and the price to acquire (in terms of draft pick compensation) likely quite low with the writing on the wall, this could be a decent risk/reward option for the Broncos.