The Washington Commanders took Sam Howell in the 2022 NFL Draft. Could we see him sooner rather than later in place of Carson Wentz? Perhaps this is too early to discuss, but with how the Commanders’ season has gone so far, I do wonder how long of a leash Carson Wentz has.
Washington plays the Cowboys, Titans, and Bears in their next three games. Talent wise, they match up well with each team, and have an advantage at quarterback for each game. They should be able to win all three and get to 4-2, but I also thought they should have beat the Lions.
The Commanders are in a shaky division and conference. The Eagles appear to be running away with the division already. Even though the Cowboys and Giants are 2-1, I don’t think either team is as talented as Washington, at least until the Cowboys get Dak Prescott back from injury.
On the season, Carson Wentz has thrown for seven touchdowns, three interceptions, and has earned a passer rating of 90.6 in the process, which is right around where he’s been for his career. He’s currently on pace to throw for 40 touchdowns and 17 interceptions on the season.
The thing that has greatly damaged Carson Wentz’ reputation is his apparent lack of leadership and occasional gaffe. He’s seen sometimes making violently inexcusable decisions with the football, which is why the Colts dumped him after a season.
He can fill a stat sheet, but that appears to be it. With head coach Ron Rivera’s seat likely heating up, could he consider making a switch to Sam Howell if things go south? If the Commanders keep losing with Wentz, what’s the point in keeping him in the game?
You already know what you’re getting with Taylor Heinicke, so I think putting Sam Howell in as the QB1 could perhaps have a bigger impact. It might not be likely, but could be something that Rivera tries if he wants to save his job.