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Still Kicking: Carson Wentz May Be Ready For Colts Opener After All

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Indianapolis Colts newcomer Carson Wentz may get a chance to redeem himself right out of the gate after all.

Carson underwentzed foot surgery a few days ago and was initially expected to miss anywhere from five to12 weeks, as relayed by OutKick’s Joe Kinsey last week. It appears that number may come in closer to five … or perhaps even less.

Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Wentz very well could be ready for the Sept. 12 season opener vs. the Seattle Seahawks. This follows a report from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, who said that Wentz will look to return from the injury “sooner rather than later.”

No matter when he returns, we all know Wentz is aiming to shine this season. He came to the Colts after a miserable season with the Eagles in 2020. He may have been benched in Philadelphia, but Indianapolis is looking at him as a savior. Or at least as a veteran quarterback who could benefit from a fresh start.

Wentz, 28, signed a four-year, $128 million extension heading into 2019, a deal that included $107 million in guarantees. But his performance last season didn’t warrant that deal, and the Eagles have to be feeling fortunate that they moved him.

On the other hand, the Colts are happy to give him a chance. And it appears that chance will come sooner than anticipated.

Wentz completed 57.4% of his passes in 2020 for 2,620 yards and 16 touchdowns, but was intercepted 15 times. He also ruched for 276 yards and five TDs.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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