3 Colts that should be used as trade bait
Colts must move on from Carson Wentz
Is it even the Colts offseason if we don’t include Carson Wentz in a trade scenario? The Colts really need to think long and hard about what the future of this team is going to look like.
Wentz has a large, but manageable contract. His cap hit is only a little over $28 million this year, and the Colts would save all of that if he is traded.
Reports have stated that Indianapolis is likely to move on from Wentz whether that be through a trade or cutting him. Why not get whatever you can out of him though? Releasing Wentz still holds onto $15 million this year, and $13.29 million next year.
If the Colts can find a trade partner with a quarterback-needy team, they can save all of that. The return on investment is going to be a tough pill to swallow. Considering Ballard traded away a first and third-round pick for Wentz, they should be shooting for something similar.
Wentz had the worst year of his career before being traded to Indianapolis. He actually had a decent year, even if it were filled with bad decisions down the stretch.
Indianapolis should not be looking for a team that needs a quarterback to win a Super Bowl. They should be looking at a team that just needs a lot of pieces, including a quarterback to compete for their division.
Teams like the Washington Commanders, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Giants should be calling with offers. As we get closer to the draft, I expect those calls to be heating up.