January 03, 2022
As you're aware, the Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Colts for a second-round pick that can become a first-round pick if Wentz plays 75 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps, or he plays 70 percent of the Colts' snaps, plus the Colts make the playoffs. Here we'll track Wentz's snaps as the 2021 season progresses.
Wentz played 59 of a possible 59 snaps for the Colts in Week 17.
|Game||Snaps played||Possible snaps||% of snaps played|
The Colts have averaged 66.1 snaps per game through their first 16 games. They're on pace to play 1,123 offensive snaps this season, which means that Wentz would need to play around 842 snaps to reach the 75 percent threshold. He has now played roughly 122.9 percent of the projected necessary snaps.
If Wentz doesn't play Week 18, the Colts would have to run 346 offensive snaps for him not to hit his 75 percent benchmark. A unlikely scenario would also have to play out in which the Colts didn't make the playoffs. They would have to run 444 offensive snaps per game for him not to hit the 70 percent benchmark.
The Eagles won't ever "clinch" the first-round pick from the Colts until the season is complete, but it is a near certainty that they will get it.
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