4 quarterback moves that make the Vikings look like geniuses

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Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders

The Commanders are another team that has gone through their fair share of quarterbacks, ironically enough since Kirk Cousins departed the team to sign with the Vikings. While the relationship may have been broken beyond repair, the team is forced to remember what they had.

This season, Carson Wentz serves as the latest example. When the Colts decided they had enough of the quarterback, Washington elected to give him a shot and bring Wentz back to the NFC East. A move that hasn’t panned out well.

Wentz has started the season with 10 passing touchdowns to six interceptions, which don’t seem like horrible numbers, at least until one realizes that they come at the expense of wins like this past Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. With the amount of draft capital Washington gave up, it’s hard to see where the move has paid off.

Ironically enough, former Viking Taylor Heinecke, who started Washington’s last playoff game, might be a better option. Heinecke had a 20-to-15 touchdown-to-interception ratio last year, which may not be the best, but he would have been cheaper on the books and draft picks than Wentz.

With this move, Washington may remind that their best quarterback in recent history left for Minnesota, and the best quarterback they may have is a former Viking, as well.