Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz has a level of comfort that may have been missing in Philadelphia and Indianapolis.

He feels good about his family situation. They’re living in a rural town in northern Virginia more than an hour outside of the nation’s capital, reminding him more of his North Dakota roots. He and his wife have two young daughters, three dogs and a pace of life that suits them.

Wentz also feels good about his new team. The quarterback will be surrounded by a 1,000-yard receiver (Terry McLaurin), a 1,000-yard rusher (Antonio Gibson), an all-around tight end (Logan Thomas) and a first-round rookie receiver who looked good all summer (Jahan Dotson). There’s more, but that’s the starting point.

At 29, Wentz has reached a good spot. After being traded in each of the last two offseasons, he arrived in Washington as a different person than the one who arrived in Philadelphia six years ago as the No. 2 overall pick. In Washington, his home life is settled, he has bonded with teammates over golf, steaks and date nights with spouses.

Wentz is learning to be a better listener in the locker room and has exuded an air of confidence that has the Commanders hopeful he’ll stabilize a position plagued by inconsistency and change the past five years.

But, as the season begins at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, Fox), one question remains: Will any of it impact Wentz's play on the field?

“It's technically two separate things, but my mind's not worried about my wife and kids,” Wentz said. “They're having a good time. I know they're taken care of so I can be fully invested here, which definitely helps.”

IT IS A pivotal season for the Commanders, entering Year 3 under coach Ron Rivera. They are seeking their first winning season since 2016 and first playoff win since 2005.

The organization needs success. It needs stability at quarterback where 10 players have started at the position since 2018. That’s why Washington aggressively sought a proven starter this offseason, calling any team whose quarterback might be available – even inquiring about the retired Andrew Luck.

They ended up with Wentz, sending a second-round pick in the 2022 draft and what likely will turn into a second-rounder next year to the Indianapolis Colts and taking on all of Wentz’s $28.3 million salary this season.