Washington Commanders’ Carson Wentz is finally realizing the errors of his past

Washington Commanders’ Carson Wentz is finally realizing the errors of his past

But Wentz’s shortcomings have overshadowed any level of success he’s achieved. A lack of leadership skills and what’s been described as an abrasive personality are what mainly landed Wentz on the trade block in back-to-back offseasons. With the Eagles, it had been a long time coming once he was finally dealt following the 2020 campaign. Some of the same issues resurfaced during his time with the Colts.

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Colts owner Jim Irsay had enough after one season and couldn’t wait to ship Wentz away. In the view of many, Carson is on his last chance to prove he can lead a franchise in Washington. It sounds like he’s finally ready to recognize what he did wrong in the past and admit to it.

In Philly and Indy, Wentz wasn’t a bad player. Wentz was good and had moments where he looked great. But he wasn’t good enough, and his teams weren’t so successful that his crappy attitude would be overlooked. If you’re going to be a jerk, you’ve got to win. I’m not excusing that behavior, but we know how pro sports work. Wentz has never been that good and has rubbed too many people wrong with his demeanor.

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So far, the Commanders are 1-1 with Wentz and averaging 27.5 points per game. Through two games, Wentz ranks second in the league in passing yards and yards per game. He’ll have his biggest test yet as a Commander in Week 3 against his former team, Philadelphia. So, any cracks in Wentz’s armor could begin to show (again) facing the team that drafted him in 2016.

Hopefully, Wentz is sincere in the growth he seems to have gone through over the past couple of years. This is likely the last stand for Wentz as a starter if it doesn’t work out in the nation’s capital. He’ll have a place in the league, but it would likely be as a backup if he slips up with the Commanders.