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“They’re the worst team in the league” Jim Irsay was appalled by the Colts’ embarrassing loss to the Jaguars

Jim Irsay was absolutely shocked that his Indianapolis Colts failed to win in Jacksonville to guarantee a spot in the playoffs last season. He recently reflected on the game and shared his thoughts.

Jim Irsay and Trevor Lawerence

Jim Irsay and his Indianapolis Colts had a straightforward path to the playoffs in 2021. All they had to do was win their week 18 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars who were in line to have the worst record in the NFL. It seemed like a formality for Indy but it ended up being anything but that.

When Jim Irsay gave the green light for the Colts to trade a third-rounder and a conditional pick that became their first-round pick in 2022 for Carson Wentz, he believed he was getting a long-term solution to Indy’s quarterback issues since Andrew Luck’s retirement. In the end, it really didn’t work out and the game against the Jaguars was the best proof of that.

Carson Wentz

The Colts needed only to win in Jacksonville and instead, they provided an absolute dud in which they never took the lead. Wentz was one of the many poor performers for Indianapolis as he finished the game having completed 17/29 passes for 185 for a touchdown and an interception.

The truly appalling performance left owner Jim Irsay understandably shocked and incredibly disappointed and he recently looked back at the game and shared his thoughts on it.

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Jim Irsay expresses his disappointment in the Colts

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Jim Irsay recently spoke to ‘NBCsportsPhiladelphia.com’ about the week 18 loss and said “No disrespect to Jacksonville, but I mean, they’re the worst team in the league. You play well and hard for the first quarter or so, and they’re looking to go to their locker room and clean it out.”

Irsay further added “I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. You say, ‘My God, there’s something wrong here. It needs to be corrected.’ I think that we feel like we did.”

It truly was a shocking performance from a team that was fully expected to be in the playoffs and had the talent on the roster to do so. With Carson Wentz essentially being traded because of that game, and subsequently, Jim Irsay opting to bring in former MVP winner Matt Ryan to be the new quarterback, it’s unlikely the Colts will have a collapse like that again in 2022.

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