Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich says he's convinced he's the perfect guy when it comes to quarterback Carson Wentz, however he can not help but"cringe" when he hears about the reputation he obtained while still playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reich has been asked by reporters on Monday he believes Wentz is still fixable after last year and, without making any excuses, he shot down any idea that the Colts acquired a bust.
"I just cringe when I hear things like this, not that a player shouldn't be accountable for bad play on the area," he said, through NFL.com. "Carson has to answer to this, and he's replied to it. And before you get out there and prove otherwise, that is exactly what you live with."
Wentz helped bring the Eagles their only Super Bowl triumph in 2018 with arguably his very best season but he couldn't see it through after a torn ACL finished his season in Week 14. Philadelphia, headed by copy Nick Foles, defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Plagued by injuries, Wentz's operation declined the subsequent season. After arriving as the team's starter in 2019, the Eagles won the NFC East Division title but lost in the Wild Card round.
Wentz's future in Philadelphia became a cause for concern in 2020 with the drafting of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts. He would finally replace Wentz, which led to reports of a fractured relationship between him and former head coach Doug Pederson and his eventual death.
"I am prepared to place it on the line for gamers that you believe in. I believe in this group, I think in Carson. I feel great about it. I do know that his play will reveal the job he does, the job that our staff does, the work that our staff does, all of the preparation. However, I do not mind being the point person on that."