Carson Wentz released by Commanders

Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 2:57 PM CST
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Carson Wentz is no longer a member of the Washington Commanders.

The team traded with the Indianapolis Colts for the Century High School and NDSU graduate last off-season.

Carson played eight games for Washington. Wentz completed 62.3% of his passes for 1,755 yards and 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

He started the first six games of the season but was placed on the injured reserve list following a broken finger against the Bears. He returned to the lineup in week 16 against San Francisco and then played in week 17 against Cleveland, which turned out to be the final time he was in a Commanders uniform.

Judging by comments made by Head Coach Ron Rivera following the season, Washington’s release of Wentz is not a surprise. The move also saves the Commanders $26.18 million against the salary cap.