Former Washington Commanders Starting QB Taylor Heinicke Drops Statement After Losing Role to Carson Wentz: “If You’re Paying Someone $30 Million..”

Published 06/17/2022, 3:06 PM EDT
Oct 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) scrambles for a first down against Green Bay Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (59) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

In the last season, the Commanders’ top quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was injured. As a replacement, his backup Taylor Heinicke started most of the matches for the Commanders. The team had no other option than to play with their backup QB, who managed to do a decent job for the team. Well, in the new season, the Washington Commanders have signed a deal with another QB Carson Wentz. Wentz will be starting for the Commanders in the upcoming season.

Heinicke, saying nothing controversial, commented on why he will not be the No. 1 quarterback for the Commanders this season. He told the reporters, “If you’re paying someone $30M and you’re paying someone else $2M, you’re paying this guy $30M to play, you know? Carson’s a great QB. My job is just to back him up.”

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The 29-year-old Heinicke is not satisfied as he says that the Washington Commanders have brought in a new quarterback who will get $30 million.

Carson Wentz is owed $28.3 million in 2022 as he signed a four-year extension in 2019 with the Eagles. If we talk about Heinicke, he will be getting $3.2 million in the final year of a two-year extension he signed in 2021.

Taylor Heinicke wants Carson Wentz to succeed while he is ready to back him up in the upcoming league

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Heinicke went on to say that Wentz is a fantastic player, and he has been watching him in the OTAs and the minicamps. In fact, he says his job for this season is to back Wentz. If Wentz goes down, he will be ready to play the game.

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In the last season, the Commanders played 17 games, out of which Heinicke started 15 games. He also threw for 3,419 yards and completed 65 percent of his passes with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

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Carson Wentz will be playing for his third team next season. He was drafted by the Eagles in 2016 and played 4-seasons with them. He then played one season with the Indianapolis Colts, and now he will be doing the job for the Commanders.

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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