ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler claims that Carson Wentz wasn’t the Washington Commanders’ first choice. Before settling on Wentz, the team pursued Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson, and Jimmy Garoppolo and considered signing free agent Mitchell Trubisky.
Total Pro Sports says that Carson Wentz wasn’t even Washington’s first choice, but eventually, they settled on him.
Carson Wentz was certainly not the Washington Commanders first choice. He wasn’t even the second or even third.
This week, the Washington Commanders acquired Carson Wentz in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in attempt to fix their QB issue, but latest reports suggests they would’ve loved to another QB behind center.
Rodgers made his decision to return to the Green Bay Packers. Russell Wilson got traded to the Denver Broncos. Deshaun Watson is still dealing with multiple sexual accusations against him, and it is not currently known if the league will suspend him for games or not.
Mitch Trubisky only threw for 43 passing yards last season in limited time, and Wentz just seemed like the best available option left.
He now has a new place to try and revive his once promising career.
This doesn’t say much about what they think of Wentz. They got him for two 3rd round picks, but he doesn’t seem to be the answer for their problems at QB. Is he really that better than Taylor Heinicke at this point in his career? Maybe the Commanders’ plan to draft a Young QB and use Wentz is just a veteran stopgap.
There is nothing we have seen from Wentz since he got injured for the Eagles that would suggest that he is going to become an All-Pro or even Top 10 QB in the league. The Commanders probably would have been better off with a Trubisky or even a Marcus Mariota at this point. Even Jameis Winston has proven to be better.
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