New Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz played the first five seasons of his NFL career under Doug Pederson with the Philadelphia Eagles. Set to start his first regular-season game in a Commanders uniform, it all comes full circle for the former No. 2 pick.
Wentz and his Commanders will open the 2022 campaign against the Pederson and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in what promises to be an interesting matchup.
Knowing full well that Wentz’s experience in Pederson’s offense could be a competitive advantage here, Commanders head coach Ron Rivera is leaning a bit on his new quarterback.
“For us, the insights that Carson can give us (into Pederson) and has already given us is huge. We’ll take that to heart, but we’ll take it for what it’s worth. It’s more about what they’ve got planned for us than what they’ve done.”- Ron Rivera on Carson Wentz heading into Week 1
Indeed, Wentz’s primary focus has to be on having success against a Jaguars defense that finished last season having yielded the fifth-most points in the NFL.