Carson Wentz is getting a fresh start with the Indianapolis Colts. There appeared to be a significant amount of drama surrounding him and the Philadelphia Eagles, especially after they chose to bench him during the 2020 season. So, now he gets to go to a franchise that seems to have a great locker room and a solid culture. However, the Colts’ new quarterback has already come in hot. In fact, his new star teammate, cornerback Kenny Moore, recently revealed that Carson Wentz actually started “talking smack” to him immediately.
Carson Wentz has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts
Carson Wentz had a horrible 2020 season. He had proven in the seasons prior, though, that he had the talent to be successful.
After going to the Eagles with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Wentz earned Pro Bowl honors in 2017. He ultimately threw for 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 13 games. Wentz also went 11-2 in those starts but ultimately got hurt, and the Eagles won the Super Bowl with Nick Foles that year.
Wentz then played well but not as well in 2018 and 2019 with the Eagles. He threw for 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 11 games in 2018 before throwing for 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 2019. He helped lead the Eagles to the playoffs in each of those seasons, too.
However, in 2020, the Eagles were horrible, and Wentz had an awful year. Philadelphia went 4-11-1, and Wentz threw for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns, and an NFL-leading 15 interceptions in 12 starts. The Eagles then eventually benched Wentz for rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts, which seemed to have played a role in Wentz wanting the team to trade him.
Philadelphia has since sent Carson Wentz to the Colts for a third-round pick and a conditional second-round pick, per ESPN.
The Colts’ new quarterback has already talked smack
Some players might get a feel for their new teammates before talking trash to them. Not Wentz, though. In fact, his new teammate, cornerback Kenny Moore, recently appeared on The Pat McAfee Show and revealed that Wentz started talking smack immediately.
“He was talking smack to me first text,” Moore said on the Feb. 22 episode. “I love it. I was just like, ‘Let’s go!'”
It appears that Wentz and Moore began talking right off the bat. Moore tweeted a screenshot of Wentz FaceTiming him on the same day the trade went down, saying, “I just got off the phone with the new boy on the block. Get a horse ready for him!”
Of course, if Moore were on offense, Wentz probably wouldn’t be talking smack to him. However, given the fact that the two will probably go against each other nearly every day in practice, it certainly makes sense.
Moore also seems excited to have Carson Wentz as the Colts’ new quarterback.
“We weren’t on the phone long, but this guy was just excited to be a Colt, so I’m excited to see his next chapter flourish,” Moore said.
Carson Wentz will certainly have an opportunity to have more success with the Colts than he did with the Eagles. He now has an excellent offensive line, a talented running back, and a top 10 defense. However, he may simply just get better by going against Kenny Moore in practice on a regular basis.
Kenny Moore has been a star for the Indianapolis Colts
Kenny Moore was actually an undrafted free agent with the Colts but has since become one of the more underrated corners in the league.
In his second season in 2018, Moore recorded 77 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three interceptions. Then, after being limited to 11 games in 2019, Moore had a career-year in 2020 with 80 total tackles, two sacks, four interceptions, and one forced fumble. Many people considered him to be one of the biggest Pro Bowl snubs in the league, too, as he even voiced his frustrations on The Jim Rome Show, saying that he potentially didn’t receive the honors because of the fact that he is a a nickel corner.
“I think the nickel position is a setback when voting for a corner,” Moore said on The Jim Rome Show, per Sports Illustrated, “because when you’re thinking about a corner, you’re not thinking about a nickel.”
Whether he makes Pro Bowls or not, Kenny Moore is certainly going to make Carson Wentz better for the Colts, and if Wentz plays like he did in 2017, he may also make Moore better in Indy.
Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference