5 Commanders players who likely played their final game with the team

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Commanders, Carson Wentz
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1. Carson Wentz, QB, Commanders

This one should be rather obvious. There is approximately a zero percent chance that Carson Wentz is on the Commanders’ roster in 2023.

Washington set their sights on Wentz last offseason and made him the team’s undisputed starter entering the season. They traded multiple draft picks to the Indianapolis Colts for a player who would start just seven games at quarterback for them.

Wentz was a problem in 2023. The former No. 2 overall pick was intercepted nine times and fumbled six times in just seven starts. A fractured finger landed him on the injured reserve, and while sidelined, Wentz lost his job to Taylor Heinicke.

Heinicke was a big reason why the Commanders positioned themselves in the playoff conversation for a while. Unfortunately, everything fell apart late in the season.

The Commanders would turn back to Wentz to start in Week 17 after coming on in relief the week prior, but he responded with a three-interception performance that sealed Washington’s fate.

That was a fitting end to the Carson Wentz era in Landover.

Wentz is set to carry a cap hit of over $26 million into 2023, but the Commanders could cut him at any time with $0 in dead cap. It’s an obvious move for the organization.

Whether the plan is to roll with Sam Howell and Taylor Heinicke or bring in a veteran, there is no room for Wentz and his salary on the roster.

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Commanders fans would like to move on from this lackluster Wentz season as soon as possible. They’ll get their wish this offseason.