The Indianapolis Colts suffered a shocking finish to the 2021 NFL regular season.

Carson Wentz played terrible against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the result was an ugly loss that knocked the Colts out of the playoffs.

This has fans and the organization wondering if Wentz is the right man for the job.

Head coach Frank Reich is even openly refusing to commit to Wentz as the starter next year.

That is a change of tone from how he answered the same question last year about Philip Rivers.

Reich not committing to Wentz has the NFL world reacting to this sudden drama within the Colts organization.

NFL World Reacts To The Wentz Question

Wentz was never lighting the NFL on fire this season, but he was playing suitable football.

He finished the year with 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Yet he went 17/29 for 185 yards in a must-win game against Jacksonville.

Wentz carries a dead cap value of $15 million in 2022.

After that, it goes down to $0 for the final two years of his deal.

The Wentz-Reich connection was supposed to provide magic in Indy after the two paired up in Philadelphia.

But the quarterback choked in his biggest moment and the head coach has to think about his own job security moving forward.

This is not where the Colts thought they would be this week.

The team had the easiest path to the playoffs and blew it, allowing the Pittsburgh Steelers to sneak in after Sunday night’s chaos.

The contract figure alone should mean Wentz is brought back in 2022.

But the Colts could always bring in competition, or even give Sam Ehlinger a shot, to avoid another collapse like the one seen in Week 18.

Reich also wants to ensure he isn’t let go by the team along with Wentz following next season.

This article first appeared on The Cold Wire and was syndicated with permission.

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