Ron Rivera on Carson Wentz: We’re looking for a little bit of a spark

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Commanders head coach Ron Rivera has decided to go back to Carson Wentz as the team’s starting quarterback and he explained the rationale behind that decision at his Wednesday press conference.

Taylor Heinicke led the team to wins in five of his first six starts after Wentz went on injured reserve with a finger injury, but the team has gone 0-2-1 the last two weeks. Heinicke has five turnovers over that span, including a pair against the 49ers last Saturday before Rivera pulled him in favor of Wentz.

Wentz was able to lead the team to a touchdown and Rivera said that the change was made because the team is looking for “a little bit of a spark, a little something different” at quarterback against the Browns this weekend.

With a postseason berth on the line over the final two weeks of the season, the Commanders will need Rivera to be right about Wentz providing them with a push in the right direction because any stumble could lead them to miss out on the tournament.

7 responses to “Ron Rivera on Carson Wentz: We’re looking for a little bit of a spark

  1. If Washington loses this game then Ron should be fired, this guy has done nothing for us but lose. Heinicke has gave it his all and this is his thanks!!! Bad decision

  2. It’s the smart football move by Ron Rivera and it’s the smart move looking ahead to 2023. Wentz was brought in last spring, and now, because he has excellent arm strength, allowing Scott Turner to open up the passing game. Wentz has a vastly larger resume for generating points than does admirably overachieving Taylor Heinicke. This team could make a deep playoff run with a high octane offense; something Carson Wentz can generate. Good move for the present, and a necessary one in order to learn if Wentz is the future.

  3. As long as Carson Yutz is the QB, I wish the Washington franchise all of the bad luck it can handle. The league’s dumbest ever player will once again show why he lost 4 out of 6 games. Typical of the Riverbank Ron philosophy that he’s shown this year, stick with a loser until he gets hurt. And then go for it on 4th down on your own 34 yard line to provide a spark.

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