Wentz still has to wait a bit longer before he can join his new teammates on the field, but it appears Colts running back Jonathan Taylor is already impressed with what he sees from the former No. 2 overall pick.
During an appearance on NFL Network’s Total Access, Taylor revealed what he believes Wentz will bring to Indianapolis’ offense this fall.
“I think he’ll definitely bring a new dynamic,” Taylor said. “When you watch the highlight tapes, you can see the plays he makes with his legs, and he can make plays with his arm as well. He’s really comfortable with this system – he’s been around this system before – so I can’t wait to see that added dynamic that he brings.”
Taylor added that he heard some great things about Wentz from players who worked with him in the past.
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Wentz’s best season came in 2017 when Frank Reich was his offensive coordinator. He completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Now that Wentz is reunited with Reich in Indianapolis, there is some hope that he’ll rediscover his 2017 form.
In addition to having Reich by his side for the 2021 season, Wentz will also have a very strong running game. Taylor finished his rookie season with 1,169 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He should be even better next season.