Indianapolis Colts: 3 reasons a Carson Wentz trade actually isn’t as bad as you might think

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Running back Jonathan Taylor #28 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. #11 (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

2. The Colts offer better skill position talent that the Eagles

The Colts running game and WR corps blows the Eagles’ away.

Wentz wasn’t very good last year, but he wasn’t throwing the ball to Harold Carmichael and Mike Quick. His receiving corps featured both underperforming veterans like DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery and some not-so-great youngsters in 2020 first-round pick Jalen Reagor and 2019 second-rounder JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who was picked before DK Metcalf.

The Colts, meanwhile, have a balanced attack on offense, led by Jonathan Taylor dominating on the ground and the likes of Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal on the outside. If TY Hilton re-signs and Paris Campbell becomes what Indianapolis hoped he could be, Wentz could have the best receiving corps he’s had in years.

As good as Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are, Philly’s offense couldn’t function against defenses with the talent at linebacker and safety to take those two away. With a plethora of speedy targets and Reich at the control panel, Wentz could step right into a familiar scheme and start throwing darts in blue and white with a reliable rushing game behind him.