Jacob Eason Fantasy Outlook Rises Following Carson Wentz Injury Update

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason's fantasy outlook rise following Carson Wentz injury update.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacob Eason's fantasy outlook rise following Carson Wentz injury update. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Quarterback Jacob Eason has yet to play a snap in the NFL, but that may change come Week 1 of the 2021 season. The Indianapolis Colts announced that starter Carson Wentz will undergo surgery and miss up to 12 weeks of action, which puts his chances of making back by September 12 rather slim.

This news suddenly makes the 2020 fourth-round pick a name to watch from a fantasy football perspective. Eason has a chance to lead an offense highlighted by a dynamic running back in Jonathan Taylor and an offensive line that grades as one of the best units in the NFL.

Jacob Eason Fantasy

Don't get it twisted, Eason is not going to be a QB1 in any format of fantasy football. However, he does have enough upside to warrant being a possible QB2 pick on many teams. If he crashes and burns as a starter, just drop him. If he balls out in the first few weeks, trade him away for a nice return.

The former Washington Husky showcased his skills during his senior season completing 64,2% of his pass attempts for 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. His arm talent is obvious, but his lack of mobility is something he will need to improve on if he wants to succeed in the NFL.

It's possible Eason's average draft position continues to rise as training camp progresses. Any type of solid performance in the preseason is sure to turn some heads as well. For now, Eason remains a fringe QB2 assuming he holds onto the starting gig and the Colts do not bring in a veteran free agent.

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