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Carson Wentz will have foot surgery, could miss up to 12 weeks

The Colts might need to look to Jacob Eason to start the 2021 NFL season.

Carson Wentz #2 of the Indianapolis Colts on the field during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp at Grand Park on July 29, 2021 in Westfield, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Carson Wentz’s foot injury has forced him to have surgery to remove a piece of bone, per Indy Star’s Jim Ayello. Wentz felt a “twinge” in his foot last Thursday. Coach Frank Reich says the recovery time could be as short as five weeks to as long as 12. That’s a wide range of time, as 12 weeks would take us to Halloween while five would be right at the start of the season.

We should probably figure that Wentz will miss the start of the season and how the Colts decide on their starting quarterback might show us if they are truly concerned about Wentz missing the full amount of time. Jacob Eason is the current backup and they’ve said they are happy with him if he is needed to start. They will likely grab a quarterback or two to compete with Eason, but unless they find a way to trade for someone of note, Eason has a real chance to start.