The Washington Commanders have released quarterback Carson Wentz after just one season. The team acquired the veteran signal caller through a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2020 season.
The move comes after the Commanders were unable to reach a deal with Wentz on a restructured contract. The quarterback was due to make $32.4 million in 2021, and the two sides were unable to agree on a new deal.
Wentz is now a free agent and will be looking for a new team. ESPN reported that the former Indianapolis Colts quarterback could be an option for the Miami Dolphins QB role. Other potential landing spots for Wentz include the Chicago Bears, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.
The Commanders are now left with a hole at the quarterback position and will need to find a suitable replacement. The team will look to the free agent market and the upcoming NFL draft to find a new QB.
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