Carson Wentz is having a rough training camp acclimating to a new offense.
During training camp, we have heard rumblings of Wentz having issues with his accuracy.
On Saturday night, the Washington Post’s Nicki Jhabvala reports that Wentz overthrew players several times during Saturday’s training session.
Carson Wentz has had a rough day. Many passes thrown over the head of his receiver or too far in front.
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) August 6, 2022
Via Washington Post
Wentz’s accuracy has been an issue in recent seasons as he has bounced from Philadelphia to Indianapolis, and his acclimation to Washington’s scheme is seemingly still a work in progress. Although the team held a normal practice — not a full scrimmage — the team periods and individual work with receivers reflected his struggles.
Wentz’s lowest moments Saturday came when he overthrew 6-foot-5 wide receiver Cam Sims and struggled to connect with Terry McLaurin in individual drills.
Despite Wentz’s struggles, Commanders head coach Ron Rivera thinks the QB is headed in the right direction.
Ron Rivera on the overall practice and then on Carson Wentz and accuracy. pic.twitter.com/bHITi5Y2Og
— John Keim (@john_keim) August 7, 2022
After Washington’s Saturday practice at FedEx Field, head coach Ron Rivera was asked about how he feels regarding Wentz’s accuracy.
“It’s a lot better than you give him credit for, just because of the way things happen in practice,” Rivera said, via John Keim of ESPN. “There’s a lot of little nuances that we see that we look at that we get to review. Yeah, there’s some inaccuracy. But it’s nothing that we are overly concerned [about].
“Again, we see what’s going on. We see how things are developing. We see the timing and just the understanding and feel for what’s going on with our concepts. So, as we continue to grow and work on it, we just feel like we’re going to continue to grow and get better as an offensive unit.”