Colts somehow became the joke of Wild Card Weekend
The Indianapolis Colts didn’t participate in Wild Card Weekend but that didn’t stop them from being ridiculed.
Many believed the Indianapolis Colts were going to be a participating team during Wild Card Weekend, but that wasn’t the case due to Indy’s epic collapse.
If the team not making the postseason wasn’t bad enough for the Colts and their fans, they had to deal with jokes about Indianapolis while trying to move on and watch the games from this weekend.
The joke that garnered the most attention came during the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals Monday night game, and of course, it was about Carson Wentz.
Carson Wentz clowned after Kyler Murray interception
When Arizona’s quarterback, Kyler Murray, was under duress in the end zone, he panicked and just threw up the ball, leading to a pick-six.
During the halftime breakdown, ESPN’s Booger McFarland commented on the play saying “What in the Carson Wentz is that”, and of course, his words immediately went viral.
Unfortunately, all good jokes contain an element of truth. Wentz has a reputation for making these types of panicked, ill-advised throws.
While he cut down on the number of them in his first season with the Colts, he did have a play that nearly mirrored Murray’s action from Monday.
In Week 8, against the Tennessee Titans, with his back against the end zone, Wentz made the same critical mistake.
Truth is, after the way the Colts finished the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they’ll probably be catching strays until they take the field again, especially Wentz.
This is just the start of what will likely be an uncomfortable offseason for Wentz as far as national discourse. Plenty of quarterbacks will be linked to Indianapolis and Wentz will be under constant scrutiny.
Wentz and Colts Nation would probably just like to watch playoff football without being reminded of their shortcomings.