After Carson Wentz had surgery on his foot to remove a piece of bone, the outlook didn’t look good for his ability to play in Week five, let alone Week 1, but things are looking up. Wentz appears close to lining up behind center against the Seahawks for the Colts first game of the season, per ESPN’s Chris Mortenson.
Good vibes all around @Colts.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 11, 2021
Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger are competing for the backup role.
Yes, the backup role.
Carson Wentz trending to open the season as the starter with All-Pro G Quenton Nelson on same path after foot surgeries.
The Colts open season vs. Seahawks.
Wentz could also have his stud offensive guard Quenton Nelson back, who had a similar surgery on his foot around the same time. Mortenson did say they were “trending” that way, so there is plenty of room for news to change, but it appears that even if Indianapolis is without the two to start the season, it doesn’t appear that they will miss much time at all.
The Colts are currently -140 to win the AFC South at DraftKings Sportsbook, just behind the Tennessee Titans at -105. Wentz will need to have a comeback season after a horrible 2020 which saw him mercifully benched for rookie Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia.