Carson Wentz is standing on his last leg as a starting quarterback in the NFL. He is unlikely to get another role as a starter if he is unable to prove in Washington that he still has got it. His name has been slandered quite a lot, especially after the Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay called the Wentz era in the team’s history a “mistake.”
The quarterback now has a fairly average receiving core in the Commanders, Terry McLaurin, the leader of the wideouts locker room has had a history of playing with multiple quarterbacks ever since he entered the NFL in 2019. He is arguably one of the most underrated wideouts as despite playing with 7 different quarterbacks, he has remained consistent through it all.
“We’ve connected on a personal level”: Terry McLaurin and Carson Wentz have already developed a bond off the field
At the Washington Commanders press conference that was held this Wednesday, he was about to meet up with Carson Wentz as the duo has not been able to put in the necessary reps in the offseason as McLaurin was away from the team facility after the NFL draft as he was negotiating the terms of his contract. The duo spoke and stayed in touch which led them to become rather well acquainted on a personal level.
“One thing I think that’s stuck out about Carson, is just, he’s a very personable guy, he’s somebody that, we’ve connected on a very personal level since he’s gotten here. And even throughout the process, he was reaching out to me, checking in on me. I was asking how practice was going and things like that, and that’s why I can’t wait to get out there and start throwing with him because now we get to put the football together and we get to start to form that connection on the field. Personally, I’m really excited to see what he does,” McLaurin had some high praise for his quarterback.
The wideout went on to add that when he faced off against Carson who was an Eagle in his rookie year, he was left awestruck with his ability to throw the deep ball. He also had some high praise for the quarterback’s mental fortitude. “His toughness in the pocket, I don’t think a lot of people give him enough credit, he stands back there until the last moment, which really helps receivers get that extra separation or that time to finish their routes off. A guy who’s back there and confident, as a receiver, and as a receiver group, I think we’re going to try to have a collective group by a committee and help him out to be the best that he can,” Terry concludes.
By far, Carson is one of the most accomplished quarterbacks Terry McLaurin has played with and he is looking forward to taking advantage of this opportunity and learning everything from him while trying to make him look as good as possible.
In just three seasons, McLaurin has had 222 receptions for 3,090 yards with a total of 16 touchdowns.