Sep 6, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz warms up before the start of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

There is an air of confidence surrounding the Washington Commanders and their new quarterback Carson Wentz, at least that’s what head coach Ron Rivera seems to think.

In fact, Rivera thinks Wentz’s newfound confidence has already spread throughout the team.

“I think probably the biggest thing watching Carson is how he got acclimated to us,” Rivera said in a recent press conference. “How he got more and more comfortable being around our guys, getting to know some of our guys, developing some rapport with some of our receivers, picking up our offensive scheme for the most part.

“Sometimes you really see the confidence in the things that he does very well and you can see that confidence spreading to everybody else around him. So that was probably the biggest thing, really, to me, was watching how he kind of fit in and was getting acclimated.”

The Commanders have been known more for their defense than their offense over the past few years, but they hope all of that will change with Wentz as their quarterback.

Although Wentz disappointed many with the Indianapolis Colts, he still threw for nearly 4000 yards and 27 touchdowns. The issue with Wentz and the Colts was his poor play at the end of the season, which cost them a playoff spot.

The Commanders might not be thinking that far ahead and simply would just love to get some consistent play out of the quarterback position. Wentz may at least give them that.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.