The Washington Commanders are playing no differently than they thought they would after they traded for Carson Wentz.
The NFC East is shocking everybody with their strong start to the season, with the Philadelphia Eagles the only undefeated team remaining in football at 5-0 and both the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants nipping at their heels at 4-1.
The only bad team in the division is the 1-4 Washington Commanders, and on Monday Ron Rivera told reporters the difference between his team and its divisional counterparts was quarterback play.
However, he said he doesn’t regret trading for him.
There is an argument to be made that the other teams in the division have more talented supporting casts in place than Wentz.
Wentz hasn’t been all that great this year, throwing for 1,390 yards, 10 touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing 62.9 percent of his passes and already taking 20 sacks.
Wentz’s QBR (38.0) ranks 24th in the NFL. His passer rating (86.0) sits 17th.
The 2022 season was projected to be his final one to prove that he is starter level in the NFL, and so far, he is not doing a good job of bringing back that magic he once had.