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Washington QB Carson Wentz Understands Why Commanders Are Sticking With Taylor Heinicke: ‘I Get It’

Washington QB Carson Wentz Understands Why Commanders Are Sticking With Taylor Heinicke: ‘I Get It’

Washington QB Carson Wentz Understands Why Commanders Are Sticking With Taylor Heinicke: ‘I Get It’

Carson Wentz isn’t happy, but he understands why Washington commanders he will not return as a starter after the finger injury.

The commanders officially chose to continue with the backup Taylor Heinicke moving forward Wentz returned to practice Wednesday, his first action since breaking a finger on his right hand on Oct. 13, though he will be Heinicke’s backup when he is officially back active.

Wentz will still be inactive for Sunday’s game Atlanta Falcons.

“I understand,” Wentz said Wednesday. . “It’s part of the business. I understand where we’re at as a team. Obviously as a competitor you want to be out there, I’d lie to you. You come to work, you want to play, it’s what you sign up for.

“At the same time, I have a great relationship with Taylor and all the guys. I’ve been happy to see him succeed and what he’s been able to do. I’m going to do what I can to help and support and be a part of it. This and be ready because this league is crazy and things happen. “.

Heinicke has looked strong since taking over in Washington.

He has won four of the last five games, and last week Washington went 15 of 27 for 191 yards in the win, which has now won five of its last six games.

“It means a lot. I’ve worked really hard for this opportunity,” Heinicke said . “It’s a dream come true. I approach every week like it’s my last week to play, and I try to have fun with it…I’ve dreamed about this my whole life, so to see it kind of come true. Rounding it off with what I’ve been through the last two or three years, it’s a blessing. I want to keep working and keep this thing going.”

While it’s clear that keeping Heinicke is a good move for the Chiefs, considering they’re winning, the decision puts Wentz’s future in question. The Chiefs traded for Wentz last season with the full intention of him being their starting linebacker.

Still, Wentz said stressing about what’s next in his playing career is a waste of time.

“I try not to play every game in my head because you can drive yourself crazy,” he said. . “You start thinking about the big picture: what’s the next longing, you think about careers, you think about all these things. I try to go deep again and just say be present, be positive. Next week it will take care of itself. I try. All these things in my mind don’t beat yourself up, be ready for what’s coming.”

The Commanders have won four of their last five games with Taylor Heinicke, who will remain as their quarterback in place of Carson Wentz even when he is back active with a finger injury. (AP/Chris Szagola)



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