1. Carson Wentz: Pocket Presence
How much of Wentz‘s regression was due to the poor offensive line and horrible infrastructure around him vs. how much was his fault remains up for debate, but one issue that he had in Philadelphia during his best seasons was his inability to consistently sit in the pocket and deliver strikes.
Wentz’s big issue is either creating pressure when there is none by running around in the pocket like a headless chicken or not reacting quickly enough to actual pressure, leaving him buried beneath three different 300-pound linemen. Hopefully, stability in Indy can help him overcome this issue.
Carson Wentz can be uneven in the pocket, but the Colts can fix that.
Wentz can’t point to a bad offensive line as his reason for poor play anymore, as Eric Fisher, Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, and Braden Smith are all above-average starters at their positions when healthy. He will get plenty of clean pockets this year, and it will be on him to utilize them in the best way.
At his best, Wentz was a mercurial arm talent who can make every throw in the book while stationary in the pocket or while running and throwing off-balance. Getting over his nerves in the pocket will be critical to sustaining his success with the Colts.