Carson Wentz has seen a career with both high and low points.
His time in Philadelphia saw his team win a Super Bowl.
However, he wasn’t able to enjoy the moment as a player because of an injury.
But his play during that Super Bowl run helped his team reach the playoffs before his injury happened.
So while his success led his team to a Super Bowl, he never got his chance to play in that Super Bowl.
But he reached the NFL playoffs in 2019 with his team.
However, his success with winning games hasn’t been the same since that Super Bowl season.
With him playing for the Washington Commanders this season, how can he reinvent himself into a winning quarterback?
3. Become A Pocket Passer Instead Of Running With The Ball
Wentz’s injuries throughout his career come from him running with the ball and not from staying in the pocket.
Arguable with Carr.
Carson Wentz was actually injured while he was running the football – it wasn’t due to lack of protection.
— 🅿️anthers Culture (@PanthersCulture) November 24, 2020
If Wentz stays in the pocket, he might have a better chance of staying off the injury list during the 2022 season.
It could also help him with reading plays better.
However, the Commanders need to give him protection in the pocket for him to do this.
They ranked 23rd in sacks allowed in 2021 with 43, which is 11 more than Wentz’s former team allowed last season.
If they can protect him, he can change into a pocket passer
2. Work On Staying Away From Danger Plays
Last season saw Wentz rank 14th in danger plays with 31.
tua- 22 money throws/31 danger plays via playerprofiler. 10 big time throws/22 turnover worthy plays via pff
wentz- 33 money throws/31 danger plays & 22 big time throws/18 turnover worthy plays
baker- 29 money throws/21 danger plays & 20 big time throws/20 turnover worthy plays
— arthur (@arthur2120) March 24, 2022
This means he is taking unnecessary risks with plays that could have turned into interceptions.
The good news is those numbers are down over his 2019 and 2020 numbers, which ranked him in the top ten quarterbacks with the most dangerous passes thrown.
Keeping the number of danger plays down can help prevent potential turnovers.
While the Commanders’ defense has shown it can play well under pressure, unnecessarily pressuring them could cause them to fail.
They need to stay fresh if Wentz and the Commanders want a playoff run in 2022.
With that fresh defense, and him making better throwing decisions, they can make the playoffs.
It also can be something that will help him reinvent his playing style that he’s accustomed to.
1. Improve On Play Action Passing
While Tannehill has one of the best running backs in the NFL to help his play-action passing, Brady did it with lesser known players in New England.
With Wentz ranking 29th in play-action completion percentage last season, he needs to master this to become a better quarterback.
However, he doesn’t have a breakout running back like he did in Indianapolis last season.
But even with that great running back he had, he never took full advantage of that weapon.
Reinventing himself with the play-action pass could lead to much better numbers and some pressure taken off him.
However, that requires the Commanders running backs to put pressure on defenses to make them focus on the running game.
If they do that, Wentz can take advantage of the play-action pass, which reinvents how he plays.