Report: Not much optimism for Carson Wentz to play Sunday


Carson Wentz did not practice on Thursday as the Indianapolis Colts quarterback remains questionable for Sunday’s Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans.

Wentz has ankle sprains on both legs — high sprain on one, low sprain on the other — but it is the high ankle sprain that could likely keep him off the field this weekend.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, there is a decent chance the Colts start Brett Hundley at quarterback over rookie Jacob Eason if Wentz cannot go.

“[Wentz] was not at practice today, that’s not a good sign,”  Rapoport said on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “He’s gonna try and practice tomorrow. I don’t get the sense there is a lot of optimism for him playing, but he is going to try. … There’s a decent chance it’s Brett Hundley. … Hundley has starting experience. He’s there for a reason and probably makes the offensive line a little better because he could move.”

Obviously, if Wentz does not play that is significant — not just for the Colts but for the Philadelphia Eagles as well.

As part of the Eagles’ trade that sent Wentz to Indianapolis, they received a conditional 2022 second-round pick for the quarterback, which could become a first-round pick if Wentz plays 75% of the snaps this season.

It could also become a first if Wentz plays 70% of the snaps and the Colts make the playoffs. They are currently 0-2.

So, while Wentz may no longer be in Philadelphia, his status is still worth watching as it could benefit the Eagles next spring.

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