QB - IND
Week 8 Outlook
Colts quarterback Brett Hundley is active and will be the backup to Carson Wentz for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
Hundley has leapfrogged Jacob Eason as the top backup to Wentz, and Eason is a healthy scratch this week. Wentz is dealing with sprains to both of his ankles but is active and starting again in Week 4.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brett Hundley will remain Carson Wentz's backup for Week 4.
Jacob Eason has failed to impress, and it now looks like his time as the Colts' backup quarterback has come to an end. Brett Hundley will now back up Carson Wentz. Sam Ehlinger returned to practice on Wednesday and could factor into the backup competition when healthy.
The Colts elevated QB Brett Hundley to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against Tennessee.
This move was likely made with the status of Carson Wentz in mind. Hundley took the majority of starter reps in Wednesday's practice in preparation for the Week 3 matchup, but it’s unknown who would start in the absence of Wentz. Jacob Eason is the team’s other option. Regardless, every skill position player on the Colts should be viewed as a risky start without Wentz.
Colts QB Brett Hundley reportedly took the majority of starter reps in Wednesday's practice, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Pelissero notes there's still hope that Carson Wentz (ankle) can play in Week 3 against the Titans. He also adds that both Hundley and Jacob Eason might play if Wentz can't go. Every skill position player on Indianapolis should receive a downgrade in their Week 3 projections if Wentz doesn't wind up starting.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Indianapolis Colts have signed QB Brett Hundley.
This is a strong indication that the Colts anticipate Carson Wentz being out for an extended period of time due to his foot injury, especially if he ultimately undergoes surgery. Sophomore Jacob Eason is the Colts' current backup, so Hundley will try to earn the third-string job.