Carson Wentz’s quote on expecting child is such a Football Guy move
By Adam Weinrib
Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz has proven himself to be the NFL’s Mailman throughout the 2021 season.
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor two sprained ankles from the same damn tackle can keep him off the field for very long. Plain and simple, if Wentz can play, he will.
And you can officially add “the birth of his child” right into the middle of that list, nestled between rain and heat.
Because if he’s avoiding heat from this conversation with his wife, he can avoid heat in every situation.
According to Wentz’s press availability on Wednesday, his second child will be born “any day,” but don’t even think about asking him whether or not he’ll have to choose between Sunday’s game and tending to his wife’s bedside.
It’s already been hashed out. He’s playing. Any questions? Because I have, like, 100 on the dynamics of this relationship.
Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz will not let the birth of his child keep him out Sunday.
Glad he glossed over the details of that “discussion” so quickly, because honestly, we don’t need to know the particulars.
But … since we’re here … how long was it? How much back-and-forth do you think Wentz had with his nine-months-pregnant wife before she agreed he should probably go play the Jacksonville Jaguars to try to keep the Colts’ faint AFC South hopes alive? Do you think there was any discussion of the Titans’ rapidly-improving DVOA involved, or do you think they both just disregarded advanced stats and decided it was a risk worth taking?
Perhaps more importantly … would any Colts fan really fault Wentz if he’d chosen to stay in the delivery room on Sunday? Don’t answer that.
Now, we’ll add that if Wentz suddenly backtracks on this promise and skips Sunday’s game, Eagles fans should be quite suspicious.
First-round pick preserved and a happier and relaxed mother of a newborn baby?
Carson, be prepared to step into Frank Reich’s office on Thursday or Friday as this situation progresses.
Obviously, the best-case scenario is a blowout victory where Wentz can be yanked midway through the third quarter to get rushed to the hospital. But keep your eyes peeled.