The Carson Wentz-era didn’t last long for the Washington Commanders.
After just one season, shortened by injury, the Commanders are cutting ties with the quarterback they acquired from the Indianapolis Colts last offseason.
When Wentz went down, Taylor Heinicke stepped in and performed just as well if not better than Wentz. With promising second-year quarterback Sam Howell out of North Carolina on the roster as well, Wentz’s services were no longer needed.
The Commanders were 2-5 with Wentz at the helm in 2022, with the veteran quarterback throwing 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Washington finished 8-8-1 (or, 6-3-1 without Wentz) and nearly made the playoffs with Heinicke at the helm.
It can be assumed the Commanders did their due diligence on trading Wentz, but didn’t hear back with any offers. Wentz was due to make $20 million in base salary with a total cap hit of $26.2 million in 2023, and earn $21 million with a total cap hit of $27.2 million in 2024.
Wentz will now look for his fourth team in four seasons: following one-year stints with the Commanders and Colts after he began his career with a five-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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