Carson Wentz will wear a number other than 11 with the Colts.
Collector Michael Pittman Jr. wore the number as a tenderfoot in 2020 and doesn’t anticipate surrendering it in 2021, regardless of what the group’s new quarterback offers.
Colts mentor Frank Reich isn’t astonished or worried about Pittman declining to surrender the number to Wentz once the group’s exchange for the quarterback gets official one month from now.
“No, I wasn’t surprised at all,” Reich said, via Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan.
“I would have been shocked (if Pittman had given up his number). Players don’t like to give up numbers easily. I think Michael looks good in that number and he played good in that number. I’m excited that he’s keeping that number.”
Pittman, a second-round decision, made 40 gets for 503 yards and a score last season.
Wentz, who wore No. 11 at North Dakota State and for five seasons in Philadelphia, has not reported what number he will wear with the Colts.