The Washington Commanders are back on the winning track with a Week 6 victory over the Chicago Bears.
However, the victory isn’t that impressive because they only put up 12 points to Chicago’s seven.
The win also came with a cost, as quarterback Carson Wentz broke a finger that may sideline him for a while.
#Commanders QB Carson Wentz is facing a recovery time of roughly 4-6 weeks and Injured Reserve is a consideration, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He’s currently in Los Angeles meeting with a hand specialist because of his fractured ring finger.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2022
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport tweeted, “#Commanders QB Carson Wentz is facing a recovery time of roughly 4-6 weeks, and Injured Reserve is a consideration, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He’s currently in Los Angeles meeting with a hand specialist because of his fractured ring finger.”
As the Commanders welcomed running back Brian Robinson Jr. back, they are set to lose Wentz, the quarterback they traded for this offseason.
In that case, Taylor Heinicke is set to start for Washington in Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
Heinicke was Washington’s starting quarterback before Wentz came into the fold.
Despite the Commanders’ 2-4 record to start the season, Wentz is tenth in passing yards with 1,489 and tied for fifth in passing touchdowns with ten.
Heinicke Back In The Limelight
Heinicke became a household name when he nearly led the Commanders to victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2020 NFC Wild Card Round.
He finished that game with 26 completions for 306 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
It also gave him the opportunity to become the team’s starter the following year.
However, he had a shaky season, as proven by his 20 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Heinicke also added 313 rushing yards and a touchdown.
With Wentz set to miss some time, Heinicke can show once more that he is worthy of consideration for Washington’s starting quarterback role.