“I think he is done as NFL starter” Ex-NFL QB Matt Hasselbeck offers critical evaluation of Carson Wentz following release from Commanders

The Washington Commanders finally released their star quarterback, Carson Wentz, from their roster after just one season, which was quite expected due to his poor performances in the season for the organization.

Carson became a burden due to his terrible performance at the beginning of the season; the final nail in the coffin was hammered after he injured himself and lost the starting position subsequently. Since then, the QB couldn’t make any comeback, and it was the inevitable ending that NFL fans saw coming.

Carson, on the other hand, became a free agent and represents an opportunity pick for the franchise in the coming season, according to former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.

What did Tim Hasselbeck say regarding Carson Wentz?

Tim provided his view on the 30-year-old on ESPN’s show, Get Up, saying, “I think he’s done as a starter,” the analyst said. “You have to consider it this way: He made $130 million playing football so far. Is he going to go take a deal to be a backup with little to no guarantees?”

“Not everyone has the stomach for that. I think not only is he done as a starter, I think there’s gonna be legitimate soul-searching for Carson Wentz on whether or not he wants to continue playing football,” Hasselbeck concluded.

Wentz appeared in eight games this season for the Eagles with only 11 touchdowns and 9 interceptions for 1,755 passing yards in 276 attempts. Such a stat only forced the franchise to look for a new option at the quarterback position.

Furthermore, after recovering from a fractured finger injury, the 2017 Super Bowl champion was unable to capitalize on the opportunity he was given, and the Commanders finished last in the NFC East with an 8-8 record.

Prior to his tenure at Washington, Wentz played for the Philadelphia Eagles for four years and won the only Super Bowl ring, a Pro Bowl medal, and the Bert Bell Award.

However, his sharp downfall made him a second-rate option for the franchise.

What do you think of Carson Wentz? Where might he land for the next season? Let us know your predictions in the comments.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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