Jim Irsay blasts Carson Wentz, praises Matt Ryan


Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay hasn’t been bashful regarding his feelings about former quarterback Carson Wentz. 

After missing out on the playoffs last year, the Colts decided to move on from Wentz after just one season, opting instead to acquire former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to lead the team. 

Even with Wentz now a Washington Commander, and the 2022 season just weeks away, Irsay couldn’t help but bring up his former QB this week. 

Wentz started all 17 games last season for the Colts, leading the team to a 9-8 record, but finishing just short of a playoff berth. After the season, reports emerged that the Colts “grew frustrated” with Wentz even before the 2021 campaign began. 

After acquiring Ryan this offseason, Irsay said he was “extremely grateful to the football Gods” while also throwing shade at Wentz. 

“It’s just, for us, it was just something that we had to move away from as a franchise — it was very obvious,” Irsay said. 

None of Wentz’s former teammates have mentioned his name outwardly, but it’s clear they’re happy with Ryan leading the huddle. 

Backfield mates Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines have had nothing but praise for Ryan. Taylor said, “it’s been amazing” having Ryan in Indianapolis, while Hines added, “He’s not missing the layups.”