Commanders Release QB Carson Wentz

The Washington Commanders have released QB Carson Wentz on Monday, after one season with the club, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

By releasing Wentz, the Commanders will save $26.2 million against the team’s salary cap. He spent one season in Washington.

Wentz was acquired along with a 2022 second-rounder and a 2022 seventh rounder, via trade from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2022 second-round pick, a 2022 third-round pick, and a conditional 2023 pick.

The 30 year-old QB started just seven games for the Commanders in 2022, going 2-5 with 1,755 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He lost his starting job to Taylor Heinicke after breaking his finger against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 13.

Wentz has bounced around the NFL since his Eagles tenure came to a close. He was originally selected second overall by the Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft.

In his career with the Eagles, Colts, and Commanders, Wentz has thrown for 22,129 yards, 151 touchdowns, and 66 interceptions.

Carson Wentz. Photo courtsey of Sports Illustrated

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