The Washington Commanders went against the grain this offseason with the Carson Wentz trade, acquiring the veteran quarterback when seemingly no one else wanted him. While the 2022 NFL season is a month away, things are off to a rocky start.

Washington drew criticism the moment it acquired Wentz. The Indianapolis Colts were desperate to get rid of him, with that sentiment shared throughout the building. Despite Wentz’s massive contract and a small market of interested teams, the Commanders gave up the 42nd overall and 73rd overall picks along with a conditional 2023 third-round selection for Wentz, the 47th pick and the 237th selection.

In the weeks after the deal went down, Washington expressed confidence in its new quarterback as a long-term starter and the veteran admitted he was happy to just be appreciated by a team.

While the former No. 2 pick has developed early chemistry with Terry McLaurin, a majority of the reports this summer have been more concerning. Wentz immediately struggled with accuracy issues. However, one training camp blunder stood out even more. On Aug. 5, edge rusher Montez Sweat was yelling “Get rid of it! Get rid of it!” as he chased down a scrambling Wentz. Instead, the quarterback ran out of bounds.

It seems things haven’t gotten much better. Ben Standig of The Athletic evaluated players whose stock was rising and falling at training camp this summer. Wentz led the group of Commanders on the list of fallers.

“Quarterbacks throwing to receivers against air (with no defense) is the football equivalent of a layup line. Yet, Wentz routinely has bricked passes in various directions. Overthrowing or firing too far out front has been the most common issue.”