Carson Wentz looking forward to “rich history,” talented roster in Washington

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The Colts agreed to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to Washington this week and Wentz isn’t waiting for the deal to become official on Wednesday to issue his first comment on the deal.

Wentz opened a Twitter post on Sunday by saying he loved his year with the Colts and thanked the entire organization for the opportunity to be their quarterback in 2021. The campaign didn’t turn out as hoped, but Wentz quickly turned his attention from what happened in the past to what’s next for him.

“I’m looking forward to getting to Washington,” Wentz said. “This organization has a rich history and a roster full of talent. I’m going to do everything I can this offseason to prepare for a special season, and I can’t wait to see you at FedEx Field this fall!”

The Commanders and the Colts have both been trying to find a long-term answer at quarterback for several years. The Colts hoped Wentz would provide one, but now it will be Washington betting that Wentz can rediscover the performance that’s eluded him for the last few seasons.

38 responses to “Carson Wentz looking forward to “rich history,” talented roster in Washington

  1. I believe you can count on 1 hand how many winning seasons the “rich history” has brought under Snyder.

  2. Im glad Carson is not in Philly, and I’m sure he needs an attitude adjustment if he got canned so quick in Indy. At the same time I think Washington is a really good fit on the field. He’s now the second best QB in the division and I think football team has a good shot at winning the division.

  3. Sadly the rich historic talented roster ain’t looking that forward as much to having him !! …. as think we can all agree the QB is down to his last strike before considered ever after should it turn out the previous n similar ways .. to be a total a-wipe yikes :S

  4. There is such a thing as “it”, and Carson unfortunately does not have “it”
    Washington will continue their twenty-five year stretch or mediocrity and irrelevance.
    For that matter, so will Dallas
    That is all

  5. Wentz will never be a great WB BUT a average QB as a Commander might give them a chance at a 8-9 season.

  6. Indy is the winner here. The Washingtons got fleeced for a QB who sucks as a leader and, by all accounts, creates drama in every locker room of each team that has employed him.

  7. CW is athletically gifted, however he was NOT born with the leadership gene. At least Dan Snyder won’t be the most uninspiring person in Washington anymore.

  8. Wentz has played at an MVP level. He is joining a team with one of the best wide receivers in the league, a great tight end, a superb running back, a slot receiver with 4.31 speed, and the best defensive line in league. The last time Coach Rivera had a quarterback as physically talented as Carson he went 15-1 and to the Super Bowl. The point is, for the third year in a row, a newly acquired quarterback will capture the Super Bowl title. Congratulations in advance to Commander Carson.

  9. Well – what else was he going to say? I hope this works out for him. It’s probably going to be Wentz’s last shot at starting, so he needs to make this count.

  10. Commander Carson is all sugar drops and lollipops until Washington drafts a QB in the 1st round.

    Carson Wentz is Jeff George V.2 rumor has it that Carson is going back to #11 just to prove it.

  11. Best thing going for Wentz in Washington is playing in the NFL’s worst division.

  12. We talked will only be there for 1 year, then will be cut. The rest of his contract is u guaranteed and he is way overpriced. Commanders would have been better to have kept Cousins.

  13. This is Classic Commie Karma – for all the fans that thought they deserved something better than Jimmy Garoppolo; who thought they WERE getting something better, and groaned at the mere idea of acquiring him this offseason, well, now you have Carson. Enjoy the 7-10 to 9-8 season.

  14. He may be looking forward to seeing the fans but the fans ain’t looking forward to seeing him. Physically talented average QB. Does not have the mental strength to persevere under duress. Bad move by the Commandos.

  15. I’m just so… sad that my team did this. As a cheap free agent, maybe it is okay gamble, but no draft capital. I should be mad, not sad, but it has been a long, LONG time since 1991.

  16. The recent history has been rich with sexual harassment and losing. Welcome to the suck, Carson

  17. I’ve been a Washington fan all of my life and I remember Joe Theisman. This revisionist history that has him being a “great” and “franchise” QB is ridiculous! He was a good caretaker on great teams! Hell, the kicker was league MVP one of our Super Bowl wins! Wentz probably compares best to Mark Rypien in terms of his ability to get the ball down the field with accuracy. And for the record, Rypien sat for 3 years and had lots of fumbles and growing pains until that year he became the most feared QB in the league and won the Super Bowl.

  18. Commander Carson has labored throughout his career playing for teams with second rate receivers and offensive lines that couldn’t pass block to save their lives. Jordan will dominate next year because he is FINALLY gonna get some help in the passing game. And don’t fault Carson for being demanding on teammates. In a different sport so was Michael Jordan, and last time I checked he won some championships.

  19. The last guy who publicly and privately backed Wentz had to fall on his sword and apologize to the owner for wasting his money.

    The team that drafted him ate a record amount of dead money to get rid of him.

    The Commanders are his 3rd team in 3 years. I understand why Washington did it, any QB with options won’t even take their calls but this is a shotgun wedding where everyone will probably be gone next year.

  20. I’m thinking $10 million from Washington can reunite TY Hilton with Wentz. Seriously…this is Washington.

  21. There’s 0 chance a team would pay him 20 plus million a year if he wasn’t passable, with decent talent….

    People act like “this is officially is last strike”, have you watched the NFL? He will get 7 more strikes. He has an arm, he can win games, and he is on the field *mostly*.

    That makes you 20 million dollars. If he didn’t have any of this, he would be cut. He will get many chances because he’s a good player. He’s not garbage. He was over rated, except the last 2 years, he’s been vastly underrated. He’s still top 15. And it’s not close.

  22. Personally they should of stuck with Taylor Heinecke and added a great WR in the draft and built around him. They wouldn’t of given up anything that way but… It’s better than giving up a bunch of 1st rd picks for an older Russell Wilson.

  23. iloveyouneighbor says:
    March 13, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    For real. . . who was Washington’s last good QB? Theisman?

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    Very true. And yet, they won two Super Bowls after Theisman.

  24. Go-F-Yourself says:
    March 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Mark Rypien was Washington’s last good QB and RG3 for one year.

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    Rypien and RG3 each had one good year. Doug Williams had the best quarter ever played and not much else.

  25. myvietnamwasfightingtheclap says:
    March 13, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Indy is the winner here. The Washingtons got fleeced for a QB who sucks as a leader and, by all accounts, creates drama in every locker room of each team that has employed him.

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    How can Indy be the winner? The got less for him than they gave to Philly.

  26. I dont normally post, but I checked out the many comments from Dallas fans about the state of turmoil in Washington. Talk about a kettle and black. Dallas is officially done. The chicken has come home to roost. They can’t and will not be able to resign the core starters over the next year or two. . It started with the Zeke deal and continued with the Dak deal. You have 2 players that have tied up a quarter of a billion dollars over the next few years. Whats worse is Cowboys can’t cut Zeke without a huge hit this year. You never ever pay a RB that kind of money. The Zeke /Bell contract moving forward will be a blue print of what not to do with a RB in other organizations…..he will be the last big contract RB in the NFL. That position is a rookie contract rinse and repeat moving forward.

  27. Doug Williams won a Super Bowl with Washington, vs. Elway and was named MVP. Just saying…

  28. Washington is the perfect landing spot for Wentz. The organization is a dysfunctional mess, so Wentz and his hijinks won’t stick out nearly as much.

  29. Matthew Mckiernan says:
    March 13, 2022 at 9:09 pm
    I dont normally post, but I checked out the many comments from Dallas fans about the state of turmoil in Washington. Talk about a kettle and black. Dallas is officially done. The chicken has come home to roost. They can’t and will not be able to resign the core starters over the next year or two. . It started with the Zeke deal and continued with the Dak deal. You have 2 players that have tied up a quarter of a billion dollars over the next few years. Whats worse is Cowboys can’t cut Zeke without a huge hit this year. You never ever pay a RB that kind of money. The Zeke /Bell contract moving forward will be a blue print of what not to do with a RB in other organizations…..he will be the last big contract RB in the NFL. That position is a rookie contract rinse and repeat moving forward.

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    To put it simply… You could not be any more wrong. I will put money on Dallas having a better year than the Washington whoever’s. The whole organization is a complete joke.

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