CBS Sports names Colts’ Carson Wentz a top bounce-back candidate

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz was named one of the top bounce-back candidates for the 2021 season by Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports.

“Let’s just start with this: It’s going to be pretty hard for him to be any worse than he was in 2020. It’s probably a stretch to assume a Frank Reich reunion means his 2017 MVP-caliber form is about to return in full force. But the change of scenery should make a legitimate difference after both organizational dysfunction and self-inflicted wounds piled up last year. Wentz is by nature more of an off-script play-maker than system-confined QB, but on the Colts’ playoff-ready roster, with Reich steering the ship, no one should be shocked if he throws close to 30 touchdowns and Indianapolis is back in the postseason.”

Wentz has plenty of work to do before he gains the trust of the fanbase, but it seems things are going in the right direction. He had a strong showing in the spring practices even though most of the work was routes vs. air.

The 28-year-old has also been getting a lot of work in with his new teammates throughout the offseason, which is an encouraging sign for developing rapport with his new teammates.

All eyes will be on Wentz when the Colts return for training camp, and they are hoping this list will be correct by the end of the 2021 season.