Even after Carson Wentz returns, Commanders HC Ron Rivera plans to stick with Taylor Heinicke as the starter.
Taylor will be the primary backup when Carson is activated, he said via JP Finlay.
Since Heinicke entered the lineup following Wentz’s broken finger, the Commanders have turned their season around.
He hasn’t lit up the stat sheet, but he has made plays when it counts and helped Washington transition from 2-4 to the NFC playoff race.
The Eagles selected Wentz in the first round of the 2016 draft. The Eagles picked up his fifth-year option, which would have cost them $22.78 million for the 2020 season, during the final year of his four-year, $26.7 million rookie contract.
The Eagles signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension going into the 2019 season that included $107 million in guarantees. However, Philadelphia opted to trade Wentz to the Colts for first- and third-round picks.
Wentz lasted just one year with the Colts before he was traded to the Commanders this past March.
In 2022, Wentz has Wentz appeared for the Commanders and completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,489 yards, 10 touchdowns, and six interceptions to go along with 79 yards rushing.