Carson Wentz

One of the lucky individuals who's received chance after chance to prove himself as a starting NFL quarterback is Carson Wentz. Troy Aikman thinks this is the last chance to show the league he is a franchise quarterback.

It didn't end well in Philadelphia, I think, because Carson had an opportunity. He was traded to Indianapolis. Didn't go well for him there. He landed in Washington after they decided to make another change at that position.

This is probably his last chance to prove that he can be a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

That revelation from Aikman came earlier this week during a conference call with media members when the new Monday Night Football color analyst was asked about the Washington team. I think Aikman is a tad behind on this one.

Do the Commanders see Wentz as their franchise leader for the next 5 to 10 years? The last chance Aikman refers to was with Indianapolis. The Colts and Commanders traded a quarterback, and I immediately thought of Wentz as a stopgap. During the season, the Commanders pray for a Band-Aid called Carson.

It wasn't bad by any means. It wasn't great either. If we could take out the last two games of the year for Wentz against Las Vegas and Jacksonville. It feels like the bottom fell out for the Colts in the last two games.

The Colts needed to win their final two games of the season to get into the playoffs. The Colts lost both games, giving them an early start on winter vacation.

In previous locker rooms, the reception to Wentz hasn't always been warm. Some of the same character flaws were reported in Indy about Wentz. There are personality issues, lack of leadership, and an aversion to coaching.

It took five years for the Eagles to end their relationship with Wentz. After 17 games, Colts owner Jim Irsay decided to let the Washington team deal with him. Maybe he is not understood. Or awkward? He has been stuck with a label that is difficult to shake.

The end isn't long-off if the reason for players not being able to stick on a team is character flaws. It is one thing to not live up to your draft status. It's another thing to be average, and every team you've played on thinks you have a bad attitude.

We know how professional sports work. They don't care how bad a human you are if you can produce wins. A guy with 22 civil lawsuits for sexual assault is going to be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Forget about morals. They only care about winning and making money.

I agree with Aikman that he is running out of time, as for Wentz. It isn't time for a franchise quarterback in this league. I think the hopes of that ever happening vanished once it didn't work out with the Colts.

They need a new quarterback until they can find one that can lead them into the future. It will take a couple of years to know Washington's history at the quarterback position. If the Commanders look at Wentz as the long-term answer to whatils them, they will be in for a rude awakening. A zebra can't easily change its stripes.