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3 ideal fits for QB Carson Wentz


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It looks like quarterback Carson Wentz’s days in Indianapolis might be over.

After the disappointing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that cost the Colts a playoff berth, Wentz could move on to another NFL team.

The 2022 offseason is shaping up to be an odd quarterback mix, and Wentz could be a part of it.

The thing is, many teams need a quarterback, and Wentz could fit the bill.

The three ideal teams that could compete for Wentz would send him back to the East Coast.

They are the following:

1. Washington Commanders

Commanders have a new name but the same problem.

It’s an inconsistency at quarterback.

It’s been a problem for years.

Last season, the Commanders signed Ryan Fitzpatrick and hoped his veteran leadership could lead the team to the playoffs.

He didn’t even make it through Week 1 before suffering a season-ending injury.

Taylor Heinicke is a fan favorite, but it’s unclear if he’s the long-term solution.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

With Ben Roethlisberger retired, Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins can compete for the QB1 position.

The Steelers have already committed to Rudolph, but it wasn’t until February.

In the offseason, things could change.

Wentz has been inconsistent, but he has the experience and led this Eagles team to the playoffs in an MVP-like season in 2017 before getting injured and being replaced by the Nick Foles show.

Mike Tomlin might favor Wentz over a potential draft pick that could take years to develop.

It depends on how urgently the Steelers want to win if they pursue a veteran player like Wentz or go for a draft pick.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady has retired.

Bruce Arians needs to figure out what the Bucs’ offense looks like after Brady.

It’s a tall order, but the Bucs have personnel in place to help anyone following in Brady’s footsteps.

Byron Leftwich is a quarterback guru, so his collaboration with Wentz could be just what the doctor ordered for Wentz’s collapsing career.

Conclusion

There’s still a school of thought that keeps Carson Wentz in Indianapolis.

Working with coach Frank Reich was meant to be Indianapolis’ revival of Wentz’s success in Philadelphia in 2017 since Reich was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator.

Maybe one season isn’t enough time for Wentz to grow in his role with the Colts.

While it’s true that Matthew Stafford was able to adapt to his new team and win a Super Bowl in one season as the Los Angeles Ram, that’s not the norm.

All of this means that Wentz’s future is even more uncertain than it was in the 2021 offseason when Reich claimed Wentz.

He could stay or go, so we’ll have to stay tuned to see how things unfold in the coming months.




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