BREAKING: Colts QB Carson Wentz Out 5-12 Weeks, Ehlinger To Step Into Key Backup Role

texaz

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Timing is everything, right?

Except, perhaps, for marginally talented rookie NFL QBs thrust, potentially, into starting positions their first NFL game.
 

zdimmitt

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The starter is injured... out 5-12 weeks is what I read... that means some sub has to play, right? Sam's one of 'em... not desireable, for sure but...
Absolutely. Definitely not a desirable situation for Indy but they'll take what they can get from their backups at the moment. We saw it with Dak Prescott in 2016 (fourth rounder, great production in college) come in and lead the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and the number one seed in the NFC. Yes, he did have a dominant offense line and Ezekiel Elliot in the backfield but he won games and that's what counts (though that first-round exit at the hands of Aaron Rodgers definitely stung). Sam's college career is arguably better than Prescott's was and he's coming into a system that has a good track record. Jacob Eason is listed as the starter right now but didn't taken a single snap in his rookie season last year. Reich has to give Ehlinger some run at some point early in the season, right?
 

UT73

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The Colts carry four QBs on their roster plus Wentz. No way Sam starts. No Way. Impossible!!!
 

texaz

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I'm old enough to know that if anything falls within the realms of possibility, it can happen.
 

texaz

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Life is like a box of chocolates. Who knows what Sam will end up with?

I just wish him the best.
 
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