4 prominent former Commanders still on the free-agent scrap heap in 2023

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Carson Wentz – Former Commanders QB

The Washington Commanders had no option other than to release Carson Wentz after just one season. His production under center just wasn’t up to the required standard and even though the trade was a complete flop, those in power did give themselves an out in this eventuality to save themselves $26.17 million against their salary cap.

Wentz is now on a slippery slope after two failed moves following his departure from the Philadelphia Eagles. Something that’s reflected in the free-agent market not exactly being robust for the former No. 2 overall selection out of North Dakota State.

Teams are looking elsewhere. Starting and backup roles are at a premium right now for Wentz, which could decrease further once the next batch of college recruits emerging via the 2023 NFL Draft find their homes.

This makes it difficult for Wentz. Injuries will happen throughout camp and the preseason – which might provide the player with an opening – but it’s hard to look around the league and see where he could end up almost two weeks into free agency.

The fall from grace where Wentz is concerned has been drastic. This was an NFL MVP frontrunner before injury struck with the Eagles, but it’s going to be a long road back for a signal-caller that was lacking confidence in the biggest way imaginable throughout his time with the Commanders.

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