4 mind-blowing stats that prove Commanders fans should trust Carson Wentz
By Jerry Trotta
2. Wentz has already made Commanders history
Up until this season, Mark Rypien had the franchise record for most passing touchdowns through the first two weeks of a season with six. That record has stood since 1989. Wentz tied the record in Sunday’s loss to the Lions before he connected with Jahan Dotson for a touchdown with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Wentz now has the record all to himself. Just incredible.
We knew Wentz would change the dynamic and complexion of the offense, but did anyone except this level of production already?
You know what’s better than making Washington history? Well, nothing’s better than that, but making NFL history is a pretty close second.
1. Wentz has literally made NFL history
Yes, folks, Wentz now has an NFL record all to himself after Sunday. Per NFL Research, the former second overall pick became the first quarterback to have 300 or more passing yards and three or more passing touchdowns in each of his first two starts with a new team since QB starts were first tracked in 1950.
Are you kidding me?! You’d think Tom Brady would have accomplished this with the Buccaneers. Nope. Russell Wilson with the Broncos? Not even close. Matthew Stafford with the Rams? Not quite. More examples include Joe Montana in Kansas City, Joe Theismann with Washington, Carson Palmer on the Raiders and Drew Bledsoe in Buffalo. The list goes on and on. Wentz has topped them all.
If these stats aren’t worth a fan’s trust, then what is? That’s not to say Wentz won’t cost Washington a game or two with his reckless tendencies, but he’s completely transformed the offense and his play deserves a 2-0 record.
If you haven’t bought into Wentz yet, what are you waiting for?