Carson Wentz says he will play in Week 10 even if his wife is in labor
Nothing will stop Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz from playing in a division game, not even the birth of his child.
Wentz, whose wife is due to have the couple's second child any day now, said he will not miss Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars if his wife goes into labor.
Wentz said he and his wife discussed that decision.
Colts QB Carson Wentz says his wife is due with their second child any day now.
"I could get a call at any time," he said.
However, Wentz says if it comes down to a conflict between Sunday's game, "I'm playing."
He and his wife have already had the discussion, he said.
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Wentz and his wife, Madison, got married in 2018. The couple had their first child, a daughter, in 2020. Wentz confirmed baby No. 2 was on the way in June, sharing a post on Instagram announcing the news.
Colts will take on Jaguars in Week 10
Wentz and the Colts will play a division game against the Jaguars on Sunday. At 4-5, the Colts need a win to remain in the hunt for the playoffs in the AFC. The 2-6 Jaguars look like an easy victory on paper, but the team is coming off a shocking upset over the Buffalo Bills in Week 9.
Wentz is in the middle of a bounce back season with the Colts. In nine games, Wentz has thrown 17 touchdowns and three interceptions. Wentz threw for just 16 touchdowns in 12 games last season. After completing 57.3 percent of his passes last season, Wentz is completing 63.3 percent of his passes since joining the Colts.