Junkies: Commanders can win division if Carson Wentz repeats last year's production


Washington quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese raved about Carson Wentz’s curiousity with the new playbook he is learning with the Commanders this offseason, and the Junkies hope that’s the case, but don’t think any offseason praise coming Wentz’s way mean that he is on his way to turn in a Pro Bowl season like he did with the Eagles in 2017.

But, even if he puts up the numbers he did last season with the Colts, Washington could be in for a special season.

“Wentz can throw for 27 touchdowns and only seven picks,” Bishop said, “And play similar to where they were last year, and the Commanders could win the division and get in the playoffs.”

Wentz led the Colts to a 9-8 record last season, his most wins since 2019, and his 94.6 quarterback rating was his best since 2018. It was a decent rebound after leading the league in interceptions in 2020, and the Junkies are expecting a likely encore of his 2021 campaign.

“I hope it works out,” John Auville said. “I lean towards ‘He’s gonna be better than Taylor Heinecke, but I think he’s probably gonna be about what he was in Indianapolis.”