Fans of the Commanders did not welcome the move.
Why did the commanders trade for Wentz
He’s literally the same as Heinicke
— Scramble (@SensesScrambled) March 9, 2022
The reason for this is Wentz’s history at quarterback being rocky.
After having one wonderful season with the Philadelphia Eagles, everything has been downhill from there.
His good season would take the Eagles to the playoffs and a Super Bowl trophy.
However, it wouldn’t be him playing in the Super Bowl game.
The reason for that is an ACL tear he suffered before the end of the 2017 season.
Nick Foles would step in to lead the team to playoff victories and eventually the Super Bowl.
Poor Play And Health Issues Are Worrisome For Wentz
Wentz is not a great quarterback.
He’s actually a little below average when you dig into his stats.
Those stats don’t lie, as they show his best year came from the year he tore his ACL.
In 2017, Wentz passed for 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions.
Had he not been injured before the season ended, his passing yards would have been more.
The interceptions for 2017 were a career low and his touchdowns were a career high.
He hasn’t thrown over 27 touchdowns in a season since then.
Wentz also suffered other injuries after coming back from his ACL tear.
The 2nd week of December hasn't been kind to Carson Wentz.
Dec. 10, 2017
Torn ACL ends 2017 season
Dec. 9, 2018
Back injury ends 2018 season
Dec. 8, 2020
Benched for Jalen Hurts
— Evan Kaplan (@EpKap) December 8, 2020
That makes him unreliable as a quarterback.
People See Wentz As A Ponzi Scheme
There are people that compare Wentz to a ponzi scheme.
More like a ponzi scheme. You pay back your Carson Wentz to another team to make up for the Carson Wentz they sent you. https://t.co/y95l5ErnBj
— Wilhelm von Let's Go GIANTS!!! (@rinaldopurisimo) March 9, 2022
That would make the Eagles the Bernie Madoff of the story.
The assumption would be correct, as they got a first-round pick from the Colts all because Wentz played 75% of the snaps.
The Eagles took the Colts to the cleaners based on the two teams banking on Wentz’s history of injuries.
One side bet on Wentz staying healthy, while the other bet on him not being healthy enough to play three-quarters of the season.
After the Colts lost on that bet, they wanted to ship Wentz off to the next sucker they could find.
The Commanders stepped up to that call with the trade for Wentz.
The Colts pulled the same move on the Commanders that the Eagles did.
If Wentz plays over 70% of the snaps, the Colts get a 2023 second-round pick.
In total for Carson Wentz, #Colts got all of the following from Washington:
– Swapped 2nds (47 —> 42)
– No. 73 overall pick
– 2023 2nd if Wentz plays 70% of snaps
Absolutely incredible job from Chris Ballard.
— Locked On Colts Podcast (@LockedOnColts) March 9, 2022
That pick would be an upgrade from the 2023 third-round pick that they currently hold.
Teams are using Wentz’s health issues to con higher picks out of teams.
That’s what makes Wentz the ponzi scheme of the NFL.
The Bottom Line
Wentz is an average quarterback in the NFL.
He has protected the ball before in his past.
But he doesn’t put up numbers it takes to win enough games to make the playoffs.
His past injuries prevent him from turning into the star he was about to become in 2017.
It’s been all downhill from there for Wentz.
Every other team knows this.
That’s why teams stayed away from him.
So unless he can channel his inner 2017 self, minus the injury, his playing days are numbered.