What the Carson Wentz trade tells us about the 2022 NFL Draft QB class

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The Washington Commanders completed a head-scratching trade for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz on Wednesday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared the terms of the deal on Twitter.

The Carson Wentz trade instantly drew criticism from all corners of social media for reasons that are, well, understandable. Wentz is a known commodity at this point in his career, and not for good reasons. He is, by any measure, an underwhelming starting quarterback. But for a team like the Commanders whose options behind center are thin at best, Wentz may have been their best choice. Sure, they could’ve held out and signed a free agent like Mitch Trubisky or Jameis Winston. But their resumes are no different than Wentz’s: former first-round busts looking to resurrect their careers on a third team.

Bryan Perez

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