Originally posted on Yardbarker | Last updated 2/27/23
The Commanders were expected to move on from Carson Wentz since his time as their starting quarterback came to an end. A team announcement on Monday confirmed that he has been released.
Wentz has bounced around the NFL since his Eagles tenure came to a close. The Commanders acquired him from the Colts last offseason in their latest attempt to secure a long-term solution under center. The structure of his contract (which was set to run through 2025 but had no guaranteed money after 2022) made this offseason an important milestone with respect to the one-year experiment with him as a starter.
The 30-year-old held the No. 1 role to begin the season, one that carried notable expectation given the Commanders’ willingness to part with multiple picks for him and take on his contract in full. His play early in the campaign drew criticism but was not enough for head coach Ron Rivera to consider benching him. The team was nevertheless obligated to try other options at the position when Wentz suffered a broken thumb.
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