Indianapolis Colts are trading Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders

Written by Doug Rush

Carson Wentz is back in the NFC East after a year in the AFC.

The Washington Commanders, who had been trying to trade for a quarterback, finally landed one, as they are acquiring Carson Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts in a trade.

The Colts wanted to either trade or release Wentz just after one season with him as the starter going 9-8 in 2021 and missing the playoffs in the final game.

The Commanders inquired on Patrick Mahomes and offered three first round picks to the Seattle Seahawks for Russell Wilson, but were turned down.

Wentz began his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, but fell out of favor and was traded to the Indianapolis Colts before the 2021 season. Now, he’ll play the Eagles twice next season.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.