The Washington Post

Quarterbac­k (3)

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Carson Wentz, Taylor Heinicke, Sam Howell

For the first time in years, the Commanders have known their starting quarterbac­k and his backups since early in the offseason. They traded for Wentz in March, and a month later, they drafted Howell. Rivera has learned the hard way that having three quarterbac­ks is essential.

Wentz has been traded twice in as many years, raising questions about his fit in Washington, but he’s a clear upgrade. The team wanted a bigger quarterbac­k who can see over the rush and sling the ball downfield. And though the Commanders may not view Heinicke as a full-time starter, he has experience as one and provides a safety net. And Howell? His play in the preseason provided plenty of intrigue.

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