What were the Washington Commanders thinking?
They could have traded for other quarterbacks or signed free agent ones but chose to go with Carson Wentz.
With this move, the former North Dakota State standout will be returning to the NFC East.
However, there was no indication that he will solve Washington’s problems under center.
It would have been better for the Commanders to stick with Taylor Heinicke instead of trading for Wentz.
Didn’t they see how Wentz performed in two games that could have clinched the Indianapolis Colts a postseason spot?
That’s why this trade does not make sense to many people, including former NFL player and current podcaster Ross Tucker.
If Frank Reich of all people is willing to trade Carson Wentz even though his team doesn’t have a starting QB you PROBABLY shouldn’t give up two third round picks for the right to pay him $28M+ this season. 🤔
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) March 9, 2022
Tucker tweets, “If Frank Reich of all people is willing to trade Carson Wentz even though his team doesn’t have a starting QB you PROBABLY shouldn’t give up two third-round picks for the right to pay him $28M+ this season.”
Yes, general manager Chris Ballard still has the final say regarding personnel decisions.
But if Reich really wanted Wentz, he could have fought for him staunchly.
Instead, they’ve decided that he could be somebody else’s problem and whoever they get will be better anyway.
Colts’ Options At Quarterback
Luckily for Indianapolis, the market isn’t totally dry yet.
However, it looks like they will get a free agent quarterback or trade for one, plus draft one of the prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The assortment of picks they received from Washington gives them the power to trade up and get someone like Malik Willis, Sam Howell, or Kenny Pickett.
Either way, they would have addressed the void left by Wentz.