The Washington Commanders have informed quarterback Carson Wentz that he has been released from the roster. After losing his starting job last season and the team ready to move on this makes sense for both sides. Washington saves $26.17 million by releasing the veteran quarterback from the roster. The current plan for the Commanders is to start quarterback Sam Howell, who last season started just one game as a rookie. With new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy taking charge of the offense it should be a new era for the team heading into next season.
Commanders release QB Carson Wentz. pic.twitter.com/UtX1vv4Dzd
— NFL (@NFL) February 27, 2023
This past season as the quarterback of the Washington Commanders, Carson Wentz completed 172 passes for 1,755 yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions on 276 attempts. He also rushed the ball 22 times for 86 yards and one rushing touchdown. It is unclear where Wentz goes from here with his playing career. After being traded by the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts in back-to-back years and then being cut the next year, things look complicated for the quarterback. There may no longer be a starting job for the veteran ad it is unclear if he will want to be a backup next season.
Injuries and poor play have slowed the former top draft pick down in his career and with his future, murky things are hard to determine right now. He will be a free agent, but with other quarterbacks potentially available, he may have to wait for his opportunity. While the Commanders move on, Carson Wentz will have to plan his next move in the coming weeks.