Carson Wentz’s two ankle accidents are main issues for the Colts. They do not have a confirmed backup behind the veteran quarterback and it does not even seem that they know what they’re going to do if he’s unable to play.
The Colts have Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley behind Wentz proper now. Whereas Eason, who’s on the 53-man roster, was presumed the highest backup and served as such in the course of the first two weeks of the season, NFL Community’s Tom Peliserro famous that it was Hundley who took a majority of the first-team reps on Wednesday afternoon.
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And if Wentz cannot play, the Colts might decide to make use of each quarterbacks.
The Colts could also be hopeful that Wentz will begin, however he’s coping with two ankle sprains, and the one in his proper ankle is a high-ankle sprain, in line with a report from NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport. These can take weeks to heal, so even when Wentz fits up he in all probability will not be enjoying at one hundred pc. If he cannot, the plan behind him is unclear.
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Eason, a fourth-round choose within the 2020 NFL Draft, has thrown simply 5 profession NFL passes. All got here final week in aid of Wentz. Eason accomplished two of them for 40 yards after which threw a game-sealing interception within the Colts’ 27-24 loss to the Rams.
Hundley has been across the NFL longer. He was a fifth-round choice by the Packers in the course of the 2015 NFL Draft and began 9 video games for them in 2017. He posted a 3-6 document and accomplished 60.8 p.c of his passes for 1,836 yards, 9 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Since 2018, Hundley has thrown simply 11 complete passes, all of which got here in aid of a banged-up Kyler Murray in 2019. He accomplished 5 of 11 passes for 49 yards. He signed with the Colts after Wentz suffered a preseason foot harm and has hung round because the group’s third quarterback in wake of rookie Sam Ehlinger’s knee sprain.
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Hundley is an effective runner whereas Eason has a cannon of an arm, so maybe the Colts can rotate them to maintain the Titans’ protection off-balance. Nonetheless, neither is an awe-inspiring choice, even in opposition to a porous Titans protection.
The Colts’ quarterback scenario will bear watching on Sunday, however no matter who begins, it looks as if the Titans have the benefit on this matchup.