Washington QB Carson Wentz understands why Commanders are staying with Taylor Heinicke: ‘I get it’

Carson Wentz isn’t happy about it, but he understands why the won’t be bringing him back as a starter after his finger injury.

The Commanders officially opted to stick with backup moving forward. Wentz returned to practice Wednesday, which marked his first action since he fractured a finger on his right hand on Oct. 13, though he will be Heinicke’s backup when he is officially active again.

Wentz will still be inactive for Sunday’s game against the .

Heinicke has looked solid since he took over in Washington.

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

While it’s clear that keeping Heinicke in is a good move for the Commanders, considering they’re winning, the decision brings Wentz’s future into question. The Commanders traded for Wentz this past offseason with the full intention of him being their starting quarterback.

Yet stressing about what comes next in his playing career, Wentz said, is a waste of his time.

Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz

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