4 former Washington Commanders who won’t be missed in 2023
By Dean Jones
Carson Wentz – Former Commanders QB
After a less-than-stellar first season with the Washington Commanders, quarterback Carson Wentz‘s release seemed an age coming. Thankfully, the organization put the former first-round selection out of his misery earlier this week, saving them $26.17 million to better spend elsewhere.
Trading for Wentz was a gamble as the Commanders looked to finally get the right guy under center. Despite an encouraging first start, things dropped off dramatically and it was evident from pretty early on that acquiring the signal caller was a grave error in judgment.
When speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, head coach Ron Rivera was complimentary about the way Wentz went about his business in Washington. Even if the production simply wasn’t up to scratch.
"“Well, you know, there’s a lot of things that we have to look at as far as our team is concerned. Everything from the cap to the position itself, and the situational circumstances we went through last year. He’s a heck of a young man. He’s a solid man and I want to wish him the best. I really do appreciate everything he did for us, and the opportunity that he had coming here. He did the best he could, and we really appreciate that as well.”"
Wentz tried his best. He wasn’t good enough. And now everyone can move on.
That’s the long and short of it, really. Wentz’s time with the Commanders was largely unforgettable, so their next move at quarterback must be the right one.