If you’re a fan of college football, you’ve probably seen or heard of North Dakota State star quarterback Carson Wentz. Now he plans to bring his highlight reels to the NFL. But what should you watch for in his highlights? You should be prepared for a little drama! The following are some things to keep in mind as Wentz prepares to make his NFL debut. Wentz is a high-energy quarterback, and he’s sure to impress in the NFL.
Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz made his first start for the team on Saturday
Carson Wentz made his first start for the DCFC’s Washington Commanders on Saturday. Wentz completed 10 of 13 passes for 74 yards, including a 16-yard pass to Terry McLaurin. He played until halftime before being pulled for backup Taylor Heinicke. Wentz was asked to read the defense and lead Washington to a touchdown, which he did.
The commanders started off their drive with a three-and-out. The next drive ended in a fumble. But after the turnover, the energy of the team picked up. Wentz completed 10 of 13 passes for 74 yards. He led the Commanders to the Panthers’ 9-yard line. He then hit veteran back J.D. McKissic for a 15-yard catch and run. The next drive ended in a touchdown, but it was too late for Wentz to make it.
After being traded to the Commanders in the offseason, Wentz is a top-five fantasy quarterback. But he has been inconsistent for the past two seasons. His mechanics have been shaky and his leadership abilities off the field are also a concern. If Wentz can’t impress in the NFL, he could be replaced by another QB. He also has a long way to go in this league before he can prove his worth.
Before Wentz made his first start for the Washington Commands, the team was searching for a starting quarterback in the 2018 draft. They made a deal with the Colts to get Wentz for their next draft pick. Wentz will be a cap-hitting $28 million with a $5 million bonus due on March 16.
Wentz is the starter on the offense, but he’s not yet fully healthy. The quarterback who arrived via trade in the offseason has been dealing with injuries. Among those injured, starting tight end Logan Thomas is on the physically unable to perform list. The team is also evaluating a wide receiver, but it is still early. The top two tight ends have both been out for weeks.