Carson Wentz’s marriage to the Washington Commanders leaves a lot to be desired on winning streak, but coach Ron Rivera still has faith in his new quarterback.
Five weeks into the 2022 NFL season, Washington is 1-4, bottom of the NFC East. They recently lost him 21-17 at home to the Tennessee Titans. The Commanders are four games behind the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles (5-0) in first place and three games behind the Dallas Cowboys (4-1) and the New York Giants (4-1). Washington is also 0-2 in division play, losing to the Cowboys and Eagles.
Washington went 7-10 in 2021 with Taylor Heinicke as the team’s primary quarterback. The Commanders could acquire Wentz and return to the playoffs in a trade for his pick in the 2022 Indianapolis second-round draft with the Colts and his 2022 second-round pick. I made it. 2020.
With that in mind, does Commander have any buyer remorse for Wentz?
At least Rivera doesn’t regret the trade. Rivera has expressed confidence in Wentz after explaining that his quarterback play is the reason divisional rivals are off to a hot start, ESPN reported.
“I have no regrets about being a quarterback,” Rivera said. “I think our quarterback did some good things. There were some games he struggled with, but his performance was [Sunday] It just shows what he can do. We chose him because we believe in him. We chose him because he saw what we felt was directed at him. “
Rivera added that Wentz is a player for Commanders to “build”.
“We have a guy who we think has a chance to build,” Rivera said. I thought that was a good indicator of his potential in this, and we will continue to work together.”
Wentz has 1,390 passing yards, 10 passing touchdowns, 6 interceptions and an 86.0 quarterback rating for a 62.9% pass completion rate this season. The quarterback helped lead Washington to his 2-yard line in Sunday’s final possession against the Titans, but Wentz was intercepted at his line on goal, leaving the game with him at 0:09 and the Tennessee Scores on. Secured state victory.
The Commanders’ offense averaged 252.6 yards per game (10th in the NFL) on Monday for 341.6 total yards (19th) and 18.0 points per game (26th).
Rivera is in his third season as Washington’s head coach. They’re 15-23 years old since he took over in 2020.
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