Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard declined Thursday to comment on quarterback Carson Wentz’s future with the team.
Speaking to the media days after his club’s disappointment to the Jacksonville Jaguars cost them a playoff berth, Ballard defended his decision to pay top dollar for the 29-year-old quarterback’s services over the past between season.
However, he did not seek to confirm Wentz’s return to center back in 2022.
“At the time of the transaction, we believed it was the right decision,” commented Ballard. “I won’t comment on who will be there or not next year. »
The Colts acquired Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles in March for a third-round pick and a conditional second-round pick that became a first-round pick.
The Eagles will talk 15th overall with Indy’s next draft pick.
In 17 games this season, Wentz has 3,563 passing yards, with 27 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
During the backhand conceded at the hands of the Jags, Wentz completed 17 of 29 passes for 185 yards, a major and an interception. He also fumbled a ball recovered by Jacksonville.
Entering his seventh season in the NFL, Wentz has three years and $81 million left on his contract.