According to Adam Schefter, the Washington Commanders placed quarterback Carson Wentz on injured reserve. Wentz will miss his opportunity to exact revenge on his former clubs, the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts, according to Schefter, who noted that Wentz has been placed on injured reserve.
It was already known that Carson Wentz would be out of commission for 4-6 weeks. But only until Washington put him on injured reserve did anything become official. The Commanders’ starting quarterback, Taylor Heinicke, will take Wentz’s place.
The reason why Heinicke is replacing Carson Wentz and not Sam Howell was stated by Commanders coach Ron Rivera.
“Taylor (Heinicke) is the emphasis, and it’s still early in the year,” Sam (Howell) is still learning at this point in his career, so I don’t want to put him in that kind of circumstance.
Howell might develop into the Commanders’ starting quarterback in the future. Although he is still growing, he has a ceiling that is fairly high. Heinicke has led teams in the past and has expertise in the NFL. Heinicke will provide Washington a better chance of winning for the time being in the absence of Carson Wentz, even though they aren’t anticipated to be a playoff club in 2022.
Wentz probably marked the Eagles and Colts games on his calendar. When playing their previous teams, players often feel more motivated. He played for the Eagles in Philadelphia for the first five years of his career. Last season, Carson Wentz took over as the Colts’ starting quarterback. This past summer, after just one season in Indianapolis, he was traded to Washington.
In honour of Wentz, the Commanders will attempt to shock both the Colts and the Eagles.
Before the Colts and Eagles’ retaliation games, the Commanders make their ultimate decision regarding Carson Wentz’s injury, according to ClutchPoints.