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Carson Wentz’s season has reportedly come to an end.
With the Washington Commanders officially out of the postseason hunt, the team will turn the reins over to rookie QB Sam Howell in the season finale against the Cowboys, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
Is the Carson Wentz era with the Commanders over?
It seems like a certainty Wentz’s time as the starting QB of the Washington Commanders is over. The Commanders can dump him at the end of the season, and it’s hard to imagine that doesn’t happen.
On the season, the team was a pathetic 2-6 in games he appeared in, and his stats were not good. If he doesn’t play against the Cowboys as reported, he’ll end the season with just 1,755 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions. His QBR stands at a very low 33.2.
Now, the team will start Sam Howell to close out the season and fans will be very interested to see what the former Tar Heels gunslinger can do.
Entering his final season at UNC, he had all the hype imaginable. He was viewed as a possible Heisman favorite. Unfortunately, his stock dropped and he fell big time in the draft. Can he become a serviceable NFL QB or even a career backup? Fans will likely get a look Sunday against Dallas in week 18.
Jeremy Fowler had previously reported Taylor Heinicke would also play in the game, but that was before the Howell announcement happened.
It’s not longer clear whether or not Heinicke is still part of the game plan.
Is this the end of Carson Wentz the Commanders? Fans will find out soon enough, but for now, it’s the Sam Howell show.
Editor’s note: This piece has been updated with the latest information from the Commanders.