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Colts Star Shares His First Impression Of Carson Wentz

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz against Seattle.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - JANUARY 05: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles drops back to pass against the defense of the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 05, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts are fully capable of making a run to the Super Bowl this upcoming season, or at least a deep run in the playoffs. But it'll all depend on the play of quarterback Carson Wentz.

The Philadelphia Eagles ultimately elected to move on from Wentz this off-season. After a terrific first few years in Philly, the former North Dakota State star performed poorly last season while being surrounded by a lackluster Eagles' roster.

Wentz is now getting a second chance to prove he's an NFL starting quarterback. The Colts are giving him such an opportunity. We'll have to wait to find out until this year to discover whether or not the gamble was worth it.

So far, Wentz is making a strong impression. Colts defensive star Darius Leonard had a positive review of the former Eagles quarterback after practice this week.

“You would think that he’s been in this locker room for about seven years,” Leonard said, via Doug Farrar of USAToday.com. “He has this presence about him and his leadership role, and that’s what you need in a quarterback room. We have a great offensive line that’s going to protect him. We have the best backfield in the NFL, in my opinion, and we have these great skill guys on the outside. He came into a perfect place to have success. We believe in him. We know who he is, and we know what he can be. I can’t wait to see what he and coach Frank are going to step up and do.”

The big difference between the Eagles and Colts is offensive line play.

Philly couldn't keep Wentz from hitting the turf on a weekly basis. Indianapolis should have no problem giving its new quarterback the protection he needs in the pocket.

That could be the difference as Wentz looks to bounce back after a rough 2020 campaign.