Carson Wentz: It’s been fun to build chemistry with Curtis Samuel

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Washington signed Curtis Samuel to a reported three-year, $34.5 million deal last offseason.

But Samuel’s availability was particularly limited in 2021 due to a lingering groin injury. He ended up appearing in just five games, playing just 84 offensive snaps. He finished the year with 10 touches for 38 yards.

But now Samuel is healthy and his new quarterback, Carson Wentz, is looking forward to playing with him in 2022, calling him “explosive.”

He’s explosive,” Wentz said in an interview with the team’s website. “When you see the ball in his hands and how quickly he’s making a guy miss or he’s getting down the field, it’s impressive.

“I’ve only played with a handful of guys who have that kind of quick-twitch ability that he has. … It’s been fun to build that chemistry and see what he does well.”

Samuel, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, had 1,051 yards from scrimmage — 200 rushing, 851 receiving — on 118 touches in his last year for the Panthers in 2020. He then signed with Washington, reuniting with Ron Rivera, the head coach who drafted him with Carolina.

“I’ve seen it from afar over his career already,” Wentz said. “But seeing it up close, in person is pretty cool.”

If Samuel is able to play consistently in 2022, he’ll surely provide a significant boost to the club’s offense.

7 responses to “Carson Wentz: It’s been fun to build chemistry with Curtis Samuel

  1. If he stays healthy and McLaurin doesn’t sit out, they have a pretty good WR unit.

  2. That’s really great that it’s been fun for Carson, at the end of the day, that’s what is really important.

  3. Wentz has shown flashes of sheer brilliance throughout his career, often offset by flashes of futility. Scott Turner may be the QB whisperer who can make things click for him. If so, with these receivers and pass-catching backs, he could have a monster year. Reminder: IF is a very small word with a very large meaning.

  4. Colts could’ve easily been the Bengals if last year if Wentz was halfway competent. A wasted year of what could have been. No doubt at all they could’ve taken out the Bengals in the playoffs.

  5. build chemistry so by game 5 when they are both out for the year they can play cribbage

  6. Good Chemistry there is like trying to get clean air and water in a sewer or active volcano

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