3. The Washington Commanders
The Washington Commanders might be in a better situation than the Atlanta Falcons in the short term but looking long term where is this team going? They made the move to acquire Carson Wentz despite having a front seat to watching Wentz unravel with the Eagles and get sent to the Colts. The Colts spent one season with Wentz and were done with a quarterback incapable of beating the Jaguars to get into the playoffs.
If you’re Washington what are you doing? You give up assets to acquire a quarterback that was incapable of helping a better Eagles roster get past Dallas. Nick Foles led the Eagles to the Super Bowl, not Wentz. Despite the fact he was having an MVP-worthy season before he got hurt those handful of games are the outlier. He has never proven anything in the playoffs he was always hurt or failed to get there. We have years of evidence now that Wentz isn’t that guy and isn’t the leader Washington needs. This is clearly a worse roster than the Cowboys have and arguably worse than the Philly roster that has a chance still to make impact moves.
The Commanders spent for a quarterback that is going to at very best have them in the wildcard hunt and a prompt first-round exit. The team would be far better served to commit to a rebuild or attempt to find an answer in the draft. Instead, they will be the third team to gamble on Wentz and come away disappointed. The fact they have Carson’s history and game tape at their disposal and still made the decision speaks to where the franchise is.