Carson Wentz stats: How Colts QB corrected his turnover problem so far in 2021

In his first year as a Colt, quarterback Carson Wentz has continuously shown improvements on things he struggled with in previous years.

For one, in 2020 with the Eagles, Wentz tied for the most interceptions of the season with Broncos quarterback Drew Lock. They both had 15 interceptions. Wentz also was sacked 50 times and had six fumbles. Wentz’s 50 sacks was the most in the NFL last year.

This year Wentz has changed his own storyline. Through six weeks, he only has three tunrovers — an interception in Week 2 against the Rams and two fumbles.

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Because of the numbers he put up with the Eagles last year, Colts fans were hesitant to welcome Wentz on board. The Colts finished the 2020 season with an 11-5 record. They played in the AFC Wild Card, losing to the Bills 27-24. The Eagles only had a 4-11-1 record and finished last in the NFC East. 

So, when Philip Rivers retired after the 2020 season, the Colts became interested in Wentz. Through six weeks so far, Wentz has continued to show improvement with the Colts.

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Wentz currently has one of the best turnover rates in the NFL. He’s only thrown one interception, has lost two fumbles and has been sacked 14 times. In comparison, Bills quarterback Josh Allen already has 10 turnovers this season although the Bills are 4-2.

The interception that Wentz threw came during the Colts’ 27-24 loss to the Rams. Although the Colts have only won two games this season, Wentz has thrown nine touchdowns. His passer rating is first in the NFL on 10+ yard throws: 147.8.

Wentz was named the Offensive Player of the Week after Week 6, via Pro Football Focus. The Colts captured their second win of the season in Week 6 winning 31-3 over the Texans.

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Despite all of these improvements by Wentz this season, fans have jumped on the rare turnovers and went back to calling him the “Turnover Machine” again.

The Colts take on the 49ers on ‘Sunday Night Football’ in Week 7, where Wentz will have a chance to continue his offensive dominance this season.