The Washington Commanders released veteran quarterback Carson Wentz after just one season on Monday, all but assuring that they’ll once again have a new Week 1 starter for 2023.
A broken finger limited Wentz to seven games last season. He went 2-5 as the Commanders’ starting quarterback and completed 62.3 percent of his pass attempts for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
It’s hard to envision any teams looking at Wentz as a potential starter for 2023, considering that he’s about to be on his fourth team in as many years. He’ll likely have to accept a backup QB role and then explore another starting opportunity in 2024.
After his release, ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky (h/t Dom Izzo of WDAY), suggested the Miami Dolphins as a potential destination for Wentz.
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The Dolphins already have a starting quarterback in Tua Tagovailoa, and there’s no way they’d consider starting Wentz over the No. 5 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. But with 93 career games under his belt, Wentz certainly would be a decent quarterback insurance option.
Wentz is a one-time Pro Bowler who simply hasn’t been the same since suffering a torn ACL during the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl championship season. He has his brief moments of brilliance with the Indianapolis Colts in 2021, but the same cannot be said about his tenure in Washington.
There will be some teams interested in Wentz as a backup, but as a starter? It’s truly difficult to find a logical fit across the league.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.