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Washington Commanders: Carson Wentz Underwhelming in Training Camp, Sam Howell Showing Promise

The Washington Commanders made an interesting move when they traded multiple day two picks for quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz ended the 2021 season in such a catastrophic way, that it’s a surprising any team was willing to trade that much for him. Especially when you factor in the massive contract that Wentz is under. The Commanders obviously believed that Wentz could be the guy at quarterback. Do they still believe that after seeing him in action?
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Sam Howell excites Commanders fans with beautiful deep pass at practice

The Washington Commanders were long expected to draft a quarterback this year. The only question was when they’d take one. The Carson Wentz trade admittedly took them out of the running for one of the top prospects, but that might go down as a blessing in disguise given it helped them net Sam Howell in Round 5 and none of this year’s top QBs look special.

Commanders QB Sam Howell 'embracing' role as backup: 'When my name is called, I'll be ready'

Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Sam Howell is adjusting to life as a backup. "Probably the last time (I wasn't the starter) was I played in an All-Star game when I was in seventh grade," Howell said earlier this month, via Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington. "The coach's son played quarterback. I actually played defensive end. So that's probably the only time in my life I haven't been the starting quarterback."

Commanders' Sam Howell 'happy' to be teammates with Carson Wentz, Taylor Heinicke

One thing for sure about the Washington Commanders this summer is that they aren't dealing with anything resembling a quarterback controversy. Washington traded with the Indianapolis Colts for veteran Carson Wentz in March, and Commanders head coach Ron Rivera repeatedly gushed over Wentz throughout the springtime months. Additionally, backup signal-caller Taylor Heinicke generated headlines when he explained earlier this month that he won't be competing with Wentz for the starting gig this summer because "the NFL’s a business."