Carson Wentz: I’m going to do what I can to help and support Taylor Heinicke

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With Taylor Heinicke leading the Commanders to a 4-1 record in their last five games, head coach Ron Rivera elected to keep him as the starter over Carson Wentz, who is returning from a finger injury.

Wentz was designated to return from injured reserve on Wednesday and participated in his first practice since suffering the injury back in Week Six. He also addressed the media after practice and noted his understanding of Rivera’s decision.

“I get it. It’s part of the business, and I totally understand where we’re at as a team,” Wentz said, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post. “As a competitor you want to be out there. … But at the same time, I have a great relationship with Taylor and all the guys … and I’m going to do what I can to help and support him.”

The Commanders were 2-4 in the first six games that Wentz started, with the quarterback completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,489 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Though Wentz is back at practice, Rivera said in his press conference that Sam Howell is still set to be the backup quarterback this week against the Falcons.

6 responses to “Carson Wentz: I’m going to do what I can to help and support Taylor Heinicke

  1. Wentz could have a great career as a backup. Coaches always like starting experience in a backup. Wouldn’t that be ironic if he could pull a Foles and win an SB coming in for an injured QB.

  2. For people who only ever comment to say say Wentz is a selfish kid with a lot of ego — which is mostly everyone — he has given them no room to say anything this time around.
    That’s why there’s only one comment on this story.

  3. He sure never tried to help Jalen Hurts or be a “team first” guy in 2020. Hope it’s a sign he’s grown up some.

  4. Anyone who’s a good enough QB to win football games in the NFL can play for 10 years or more, even if he’s a backup. You can hang around and retire with a couple hundred million in the bank. A superstar might retire with $500 million. $200 million is enough to enjoy retirement and take care of your parents.

  5. charliecharger says:
    November 25, 2022 at 12:36 pm
    Anyone who’s a good enough QB to win football games in the NFL can play for 10 years or more, even if he’s a backup. You can hang around and retire with a couple hundred million in the bank. A superstar might retire with $500 million. $200 million is enough to enjoy retirement and take care of your parents.

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    Unless of course your name is Colin Kaepernick.

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