The Washington Commanders made a big move this offseason to try and sure up their quarterback position, trading with the Indianapolis Colts for veteran quarterback Carson Wentz.
Wentz did not have the ending that he had hoped for last season, losing the final game of the season in underwhelming fashion against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars to miss out on the playoffs.
Thursday brought the NFL releasing each team’s schedule, and the Commanders’ 2022-23 schedule features plenty of games that will give Wentz a trip down memory lane.
The Commanders will face the Jaguars in Week 1, which many NFL fans took the chance to point out on social media considering how last season ended.
Carson Wentz has to lose to the Jaguars in back to back games #DUUUVAL
— Brett James (@thebrettjames1) May 13, 2022
Tell Carson we say hi 🙂 https://t.co/myxHrEfMfi
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) May 12, 2022
The way the NFL is making Carson Wentz play the Jaguars in his first game on the Commanders 💀
— Jared (@JaredLankes) May 13, 2022
Wentz will also be facing his former coach Doug Pederson in this matchup. Pederson will be coaching his first game as Jaguars head coach.
The Commanders will also be facing the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8 in Lucas Oil Stadium, where Wentz could be in line for a rude return to Indianapolis from Colts fans.
Despite all those emotional matchups on the Commanders’ schedule, there is one matchup that Wentz is looking forward to more than the rest.
The Commanders take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia in Week 10, which will be the first time that Wentz will return to Philadelphia since he was traded to Indianapolis in 2021.
“I know that’ll be a big game. A lot of emotions,” Wentz said on NFL Network Thursday night. “I’m sure fans will eat that one up and it’ll be fun—make for a good storyline. But at the end of the day, it’s going to be just another ballgame. It’s going to be a huge divisional game for us when that one comes. So I’m excited for it, but at the same time, I’m trying not to get too excited for that one, because, again, it’s just football. Can’t press. Can’t do too much.”
This will certainly be a huge storyline heading into next season. The game will be on Monday Night Football, so all eyes will certainly be on Wentz against his former team.