One of the major storylines for the Indianapolis Colts this season has been tracking the snaps played by quarterback Carson Wentz, which is directly tied to the team’s first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft.
The Colts took a chance on rebuilding Wentz’s game when they traded for him during the 2021 offseason. General manager Chris Ballard gave up a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 first-round pick in exchange for Wentz.
The conditions of the trade turn the 2022 second-round pick into a first-round pick if one of the following conditions is met:
- Carson Wentz plays 75% of the offensive snaps during the 2021 season
- Carson Wentz plays 70% of the offensive snaps during the 2021 season and the Colts make the playoffs.
Suffice it to say, it’s expected that the Colts will be without their first-rounder in 2022. But that’s not going to stop us from tracking those snaps.