4 first-year Commanders players who could be gone in 2023

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Carson Wentz – Commanders QB

There’s no getting away from it. Trading for Carson Wentz was an absolute disaster from the Washington Commanders’ perspective.

The veteran quarterback was seen as a reclamation project down on his luck when the Commanders acquired the signal-caller from the Indianapolis Colts. All signs pointed to a promising shift for the former No. 1 overall selection in training camp, but it didn’t take long for Wentz to unravel once the real action arrived.

Erratic distribution more often than not, suspect leadership qualities and unfortunate injury problems made the decision to bring Wentz into the fold an unwise one. But thankfully for the Commanders, they set up his contract in such a way that moving on from the player comes with no financial implications whatsoever this offseason.

According to Over the Cap, cutting Wentz loose saves Washington $26.17 million on their 2023 cap. Something that comes with no dead money for good measure.

Looking at his production and the current state of affairs in Washington, letting Wentz take his chances elsewhere is a no-brainer. It’s what comes next at football’s most important position that many fans are questioning.

Unless the Commanders figure this out, they’ll only get so far. Especially with how strong the NFC East looked against all odds this season.

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