It’s humorous typically how folks don’t notice the error of their methods till it’s too late. Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz is lastly admitting that he might have accomplished higher throughout his time in Philadelphia. It wasn’t solely about what he did on the sphere however extra about him as a teammate and particular person within the locker room.
“There are at all times issues I look again on and [think], man, I might have been higher right here. I might have been higher as an individual, as a teammate. [There are] a lot of issues that you just do take with no consideration,” he mentioned. “And so I believe I undoubtedly thank God for the experiences I’ve had regardless that typically they’re darkish or typically they’re not how I envisioned them to be. However I believe it’s allowed me to develop as an individual, and I’m grateful for that.”
Wentz joined his third workforce in three years within the offseason when he was traded from Indianapolis to Washington for a number of draft picks. The 29-year-old QB failed at his first two NFL stops largely for a similar causes. And let’s not neglect Wentz was a part of the Eagles workforce that received their first Tremendous Bowl in 2017 — although he was injured and didn’t play within the postseason — so, his first recreation towards them this Sunday can be emotional.
However Wentz’s shortcomings have overshadowed any degree of success he’s achieved. A scarcity of management abilities and what’s been described as an abrasive persona are what primarily landed Wentz on the commerce block in back-to-back offseasons. With the Eagles, it had been a very long time coming as soon as he was lastly dealt following the 2020 marketing campaign. A few of the identical points resurfaced throughout his time with the Colts.
Colts proprietor Jim Irsay had sufficient after one season and couldn’t wait to ship Wentz away. Within the view of many, Carson is on his final probability to show he can lead a franchise in Washington. It seems like he’s lastly prepared to acknowledge what he did incorrect prior to now and admit to it.
In Philly and Indy, Wentz wasn’t a nasty participant. Wentz was good and had moments the place he appeared nice. However he wasn’t adequate, and his groups weren’t so profitable that his crappy angle could be ignored. In the event you’re going to be a jerk, you’ve acquired to win. I’m not excusing that habits, however we all know how professional sports activities work. Wentz has by no means been that good and has rubbed too many individuals incorrect together with his demeanor.
To date, the Commanders are 1-1 with Wentz and averaging 27.5 factors per recreation. By way of two video games, Wentz ranks second within the league in passing yards and yards per recreation. He’ll have his greatest take a look at but as a Commander in Week 3 towards his former workforce, Philadelphia. So, any cracks in Wentz’s armor might start to point out (once more) dealing with the workforce that drafted him in 2016.
Hopefully, Wentz is honest within the progress he appears to have gone by over the previous couple of years. That is seemingly the final stand for Wentz as a starter if it doesn’t work out within the nation’s capital. He’ll have a spot within the league, however it might seemingly be as a backup if he slips up with the Commanders.