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Will the Colts really replaced Carson Wentz with Marcus Mariota? There is a lot of smoke

Marcus Mariota going to the Colts is a pretty hot rumor right now, and I keep hearing from more and more people this could the move the Colts make.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Marcus Mariota going to the Colts is a pretty hot rumor right now, and I keep hearing from more and more people, and this could be the move the Colts make.

The Colts have had a new starting quarterback the past five years in a row. They have a very solid running back and amazing offensive line, but they just traded Carson Wentz. They have no quarterback, and several players are leaving.

Mo Alie Cox is a free agent, Jack Doyle just retired and former first round pick Eric Fisher will not return to the team.

According to Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Mariota has been the name they’ve heard most when it comes to the Colts’ search for a new quarterback.

The name I’m hearing the most as the Indianapolis Colts’ answer at quarterback is free-agent Marcus Mariota, who has been Derek Carr’s backup with the Raiders over the past couple of seasons. There are also people who think Minnesota’s Cousins could end up in Indianapolis, though it’s unclear if Cousins is going anywhere.

I mean Mariota can run the RPO well, but would this move make sense? I am not sure. How are you going to sell the fans of this franchise? Teams are going out and trading their future away to find a star quarterback and the Colts are sitting quietly.

Could the Colts end up screwing themselves, or will Marcus Mariota make them look like a genius? Chris Ballard wanted Jonathan Taylor bad in the draft, and that worked out well. Could his love for Marcus Mariota help turn the franchise around? We will find out soon.

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