Carson Wentz had an atrocious season in 2020. It's not a stretch to say he was one of the worst quarterbacks in football. He finished tied for the most interceptions in the NFL (15), despite the fact that he only played 12 games. Wentz also fumbled 10 times, which was the second-worst mark in the league.
Quite a fall from grace from a quarterback that once looked like a shoe-in to win the 2017 NFL MVP award.
But now that he's with the Indianapolis Colts, plenty of fans and analysts alike are predicting a bounce-back season for the QB. That's backed up by the odds, provided by WynnBET, which paint Wentz as a legitimate MVP contender.
Carson Wentz MVP Odds
Wentz is currently listed at +2000 to win the award. That ties him for the 12th-best odds in the league.
This represents quite the shift for the QB considering the season he had last year. But the move to Indianapolis could be exactly what the 28-year-old needs.
Last year, the Colts had a top-seven pass-blocking offensive line and a top-three run-blocking unit, according to ProFootballFocus. The Eagles, meanwhile, ranked No. 16 and No. 17 in those categories, respectively.
But the biggest jump may come in the receiving corps. Philadelphia received PFF's worst team receiving grade last year, while Indianapolis was league average. Plus, with youngsters like Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell primed to make a leap, the Colts receivers should be even better than they were last season.
And we haven't even gotten to arguably the biggest upgrade Wentz is getting. The move to Indianapolis reunites him with Colts head coach Frank Reich, who coaxed that near-MVP season out of Wentz back in 2017.
Getting huge upgrades at pretty much every offensive position in a system that Wentz has excelled in before, the Colts' new quarterback could be primed for a bounce-back year in 2021. An MVP isn't out of the question.