By Michael Grimm
Carson Wentz looked good for the second straight week as the Colts blew out the Houston Texans 31-3.
Wentz only had to throw 20 times, but had 223 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Despite a horrid 0-3 start to the season, the 2-4 Colts will be just a game behind the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South if the Buffalo Bills beat the Titans tonight.
That’s good for the Eagles, whose own first-round pick is looking like it could be top 10, and own the 1-5 Dolphins’ first-rounder too.
When the Eagles traded Wentz to Indianapolis, it was for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-rounder. There were two ways in which the 2022 second-round pick would become a first-rounder. That would happen if Wentz played 75 percent of the Colts’ snaps this season, or if he played 70 percent and Indianapolis made the playoffs.
It seemed for a while like the only path was the 75-percent part, but the way Wentz has played lately has given some life to the second option.