Colts owner Jim Irsay: Carson Wentz won't be allowed to return until fully healthy
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Indianapolis Colts Jim Irsey underlined to the reporters that he doesn't want Carson Wentz to return until 100 percent healthy. Wentz suffered a left foot surgery and underwent a surgery. Wentz is now questionable for the start of the season.
"I know he's such a competitor and wants to be there for his team," Irsay said, per ESPN. "But he has to help by only coming back when he's ready because we want to see him healthy for two months and two years and four years and do those things that you see the great players at the Hall of Fame (do).
They're there because they can stay on the field and Carson does everything he can to stay on the field." Irsay suggested the Colts will not trade for a quarterback before the start of the season. "I would probably say we want to go in the way we are, but I know (general manager) Chris (Ballard) and Frank will talk about it and continue to huddle about it and see what happens," Irsay said.
"But I think right now there's probably a good chance we go in that way, but that could change." The Colts will likely start either Jacob Eason or Sam Ehlinger. "Against the Panthers in the game [on Sunday], I won't try to split like that," Colts coach Frank Reich said.
"We'll just let one guy go. Jacob will probably start and Sam will probably come in whenever."
The Colts not trading for Nick Foles during the Wentz absence
"Listen, Frank Reich is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, coaches of all time.
He understands me as a player,” Foles said, per Total Pro Sports. “He understands me as a person. But you know, I haven’t had any talks with them. I’m a Chicago Bear right now. But he knows me, he understands.
"In this league, I don’t want to go to someone that I don’t know. I don’t want to … Listen, great coaches, when you have a great coaching staff, it’s something special. A big reason we were great in Philly was we had a great coaching staff.
They put us in a position to succeed, and it showed. Everyone can say it showed. That being said, I don’t want to just go somewhere where I don’t know ’em, I don’t know the offense. I’ve gone down that road before, and it’s not fun."