The Washington Commanders release Carson Wentz
It was generally assumed quarterback Carson Wentz would move on from the Washington Commanders this offseason. The Commanders plan to move on to Sam Howell to lead the offense for the 2023 season under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The team needed to save Wentz’ salary for other purposes next season.
According to Adam Schefter with ESPN, the Commanders released Wentz Monday. The move will save Washington $26.17 million against its cap.
Releasing Carson Wentz saves the Commanders $26.17 million against their salary cap.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2023
Wentz wasn’t the only release by the Commanders Monday. They released starting defensive back Bobby McCain earlier in the day. The Commanders will save over $4 million by releasing McCain.
Wentz played in eight games for the Commanders in 2022. He threw for 1,755 yards and threw 11 touchdown passes to nine interceptions last season. Wentz’ finger injury didn’t help his cause with the Commanders. He was placed on injured reserve midseason. The All-Pro quarterback will look to join his fourth team in four years this offseason.
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