5 former Commanders who are still having trouble finding jobs in 2024

Opportunites haven't been forthcoming for these Commanders players.
Carson Wentz
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Carson Wentz - Former Commanders QB

Trading for Carson Wentz was undeniably one of the worst moves ever made by Ron Rivera. The under-fire head coach took a chance on the former No. 2 overall selection in the hope of finally stabilizing the quarterback position. It was a major swing and a miss, costing the Washington Commanders valuable draft capital that could have been better spent elsewhere.

Wentz lasted one season before he was cut. He stayed ready in the hope of getting another opportunity. It didn't arrive until relatively late after joining the Los Angeles Rams. This was an insurance policy for Matthew Stafford, but nothing more than that.

The veteran signal-caller played one game, completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 163 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception en route to an impressive 89.9 QBR. Unfortunately, it was not enough to get another go-around under Sean McVay in 2024.

Los Angeles recently signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a one-year deal despite his upcoming suspension. They also have late-round draft pick Stenson Bennett to fill backup duties in the meantime. Wentz is on the outside looking in as a result.

With another crop of young quarterbacks looking to make their way at the pro level, this might be the end of the road for Wentz. A career that promised much but delivered very little, although he does have a Super Bowl ring to show for his efforts.