Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz let his arm get the best of him with another late-game meltdown against the Tennessee Titans.
Wentz was brought in on perhaps his last, best opportunity to keep a starting quarterback job in the NFL. If he’s relegated to the bench in Washington, his next gig will be as second string.
That opportunity has not gone well for the Commanders, who have recently seemed just a quarterback away from contending in the NFC East. Yet, here we are, and Wentz does not look like that quarterback.
On Sunday afternoon against the Titans, Wentz submitted his latest example of why he is not that guy, as much as some want him to be, throwing a game-sealing interception on Washington’s final drive.
And down for the count goes the Commanders comeback attempt.
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Ron Rivera seems content in giving Wentz time to figure things out offensively. He’s not about to bench his starter over a couple of bad starts. Heck, on the day, Wentz had a quarterback rating of over 100. But in crunch time, he failed to deliver once again.
As recently as two days ago, Rivera did not seem intent on bench Wentz. That’s unlikely to change now due to one mistake.
“As he gets more and more comfortable, more and more in sync with what the offensive coaches are thinking,” Rivera said at the time, “you’ll see his comfort level start to rise more and more.”
I’m not sure confidence is the problem here.