It is a move that everyone in the football world has known about for what feels like months, but it wasn’t until 4 PM today that NFL teams could finally announce all of the moves they’ve been working on in the weeks leading up to the start of the new league year. The Colts social media team got busy and the team has officially made their announcement.
It’s good two see you in Blue, Carson. ⚪ pic.twitter.com/0ttvWO7xWp— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) March 17, 2021
While the social media team was busy with that the Colts official website was being inundated with Carson Wentz content as well. If you want a specific type of content, they seem to have it.
Here are Chris Ballard’s thoughts from the official Colts Podcast:
Back in 2016, when Chris Ballard was the Chiefs’ director of football operations, the brain trust in Kansas City evaluated Carson Wentz leading up to that year’s NFL Draft. And they were impressed with what they saw.
“We really liked him,” Ballard told Jeffrey Gorman, Matt Taylor and Larra Overton on the Official Colts Podcast this week. “Once he started really rising up the board, we weren’t ever going to be able to get close enough to get him. But we thought Carson was going to be a great pro coming in.”
“When you go back through the 2017 season when he was playing at an MVP level, there’s a lot to get excited about,” Ballard said. “And then re-uniting him back with Frank, who has shown and proven that any time he gets his hands on a quarterback he already has a relationship with there’s a good chance it’s going to be a good marriage and we’re going to have success.”
“It’s kind of like last year with Philip, it was kind of a unique opportunity with his relationship with Nick (Sirianni) and Frank,” Ballard said. “And then we get another unique opportunity presented with us with one who has a connection with Frank. So we think we’ve got a young quarterback who still has upside and growth and we think Frank and the offensive staff will get the best out of him.
“... I have ultimate trust in Frank. Whatever he has, he’s going to make sure he gets the most out of each and every player and do what they can do well. He’s not going to put them in positions to where they’re not going to succeed.
“And I think that’s what makes some of the real unique offensive coaches in this league, that’s what they do. And Frank is really special at it, him and the offensive staff. They’re going to figure out what our guys can do and put them in a position to succeed. And I think they’ll do the same with Carson.
“They’ll put him in a position to do what he does well and why I think there’s a high chance of success.”
This article features five things to know about Carson Wentz and it’s filled with a lot of good information about the Colts new signal caller.
They also put out a series of videos including this social media trade reaction piece. Lara Overton and Matt Taylor talked for around 15 minutes about Wentz here. They posted a previously released Baldy Breakdown here. And they went to former Colts head coach Rick Venturi to get his thoughts on how Carson Wentz will fare in Indy.
Even though this is “old news” it’s new for the Colts organization to get to talk about it and the arrival of a new starting quarterback is always big news one way or another. As a Colts fan it feels good to have this move officially announced as free agency is just getting underway. It seems that the team will be making more announcements sooner than later, likely regarding a certain Colts wide receiver.
Stay tuned for more Colts news as it comes available.