Carson Wentz Injury Update: Who is the Colts Backup QB?

Larry Rupp
Taking a look at the Indianapolis Colts' QB options following Carson Wentz' latest injury update.
Taking a look at the Indianapolis Colts' QB options following Carson Wentz' latest injury update. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts fans were hoping for the best when quarterback Carson Wentz went down with an injury at practice a few days ago. Unfortunately, that is not the case as he is set to miss up to 12 weeks of action after he undergoes surgery to remove a bone in his foot.

The six-year pro reportedly rolled out of the pocket on Thursday during team drills before planting his foot and feeling a "twinge". This surgery course of action will prevent the injury from becoming a lingering one for Wentz, but it is a brutal blow to the Colts' chances of winning the AFC South division.

Colts Backup QB

For now, head coach Frank Reich will look towards 2020 fourth-round pick Jacob Eason to take over the starting role until Wentz is able to return. The former Washington Husky has yet to play a single NFL snap after serving as the team's No. 3 quarterback during the 2020 season.

Eason took first-team reps with the offense on Friday and struggled with his accuracy completing just 10 of his 22 pass attempts. Of course, the young signal-caller is going to need some time to adjust to the NFL and any kind of reps he can get are going to be vital for his development.

The 23-year-old shined during his senior season at Washington completing 64.2% of his pass attempts for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. It'll be worth keeping an eye on how Eason progresses through training camp as the Colts first regular season game quickly approaches.

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