Commanders Place QB On Injured Reserve

The Washington Commanders are off to a disastrous 2-4 start thus far in 2022, and while Carson Wentz hasn't been the biggest problem for this team, he hasn't yet figured out a way to lead them through the tough times into victories. Wentz fractured his finger in the Week 6 win over the Chicago Bears, and had successful surgery to repair the injury, but today, after a doctor's evaluation, the team came to the conclusion that he needed more time to recover.

This has led to Carson being placed on Injured Reserve, which will mean that he misses at least the next four weeks, with Taylor Heinicke now slated to start, with rookie Sam Howell to serve as the teams backup QB going forward. It's hard to count a team out of the season this early, but with such a strong division around them and issues all over the team, it's hard to see the Commanders making a playoff run in a crowded NFC if they can't get their QB situation sorted. 

A lot of hate gets sent Wentz's way, but with a 62% completion rate, 10/6 TD/INT ratio and over 1,400 yards, he was on pace for a very solid season, and now, he'll miss at least the next four games, if not more, depending on how the injury heals.

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