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Jim Irsay: It was “very obvious” Colts had to move on from Carson Wentz

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Colts owner Jim Irsay says there was no doubt about the decision to trade Carson Wentz.

Irsay said today that the Colts knew they had to make a change after their disastrous Week 18 loss to the Jaguars.

“It’s just, for us, it was just it was something that we had to move away from as a franchise — it was very obvious,” Irsay said of the Wentz trade, via Zak Keefer of

Irsay said the Colts explored everything in finding a new franchise quarterback, but it was clear that there was not going to be a Year 2 for Wentz in Indianapolis.

Eventually, the Colts traded for Matt Ryan, and Irsay believes the Colts have a winner in town. Irsay was eager to get Wentz out of town.