COMMANDERS RELEASE CARSON WENTZ

2023-02-27 · 2 min read · NFL/Football
Washington Commanders officially released Carson Wentz on Monday

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For a third time in three seasons, Carson Wentz will have to search for a new team after the Washington Commanders officially released the 30-year-old quarterback on Monday.
The second overall pick from 2016 only started seven games for Washington in 2022, throwing for 1,755 yards, 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions, finishing with a record of 2-5.
Washington acquired him from the Indianapolis Colts, in exchange for a second and third-round choice in the 2022 NFL Draft, and a conditional pick in 2023.
Injuries limited the games the former Pro Bowl QB would feature in last season as Wentz broke his ring finger in an October game versus the Chicago Bears, with Taylor Heinicke taking over his starting role.
Wentz had two years remaining on his contract in Washington, but had no guarantees, so the Commanders will save $26.176 million by letting him go.
The North Dakota State alumni is now free to sign with any club he wants, with rumours swirling that his next destination might be with the Carolina Panthers.
If that happens, it would be a homecoming of sorts for Wentz, who was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and has worked with Panthers head coach Frank Reich in Indy and Philadelphia.
A Super Bowl champion with the Eagles in 2017, Wentz has thrown for 22,129 yards, 151 touchdowns and 66 interceptions in his NFL career.
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