Mar 17, 2022; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz, head coach Ron Rivera and Co-CEO Tanya Snyder pose with the team helmet at Inova Sports Performance Center Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: John McCreary-USA TODAY Sports

So far, so good for Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders. The former Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is making quite the impression on his coaches in minicamp this week.

Head coach Ron Rivera says he likes how his new quarterback has command of the offense, amongst other things.

“When you listen to him in the huddle, you listen to him talk to his teammates about certain aspects of the play — you know he gets it,” Rivera said, via “And seeing him getting his teammates lined up and communicating is, I think, a real positive for us. I know it gives me confidence. But when he’s in the huddle calling plays the way he does, I know his teammates can feel the confidence.”

Wentz was criticized heavily for struggling at the end of the season with the Colts, losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a must-win season-ending game. That appeared to be the final straw in what led to Wentz ending up in Washington.

Wentz only lasted in Indy for a year after he was traded from the Eagles when Philly decided to go with Jalen Hurts. Despite having a pretty good defense last year, the Commanders struggled mightily on offense, averaging about 19.7 points a game.


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