Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera decided to start Carson Wentz at quarterback this week, hoping to turn around the team’s three-game losing streak.
However, Wentz struggled in the game against the Cleveland Browns, throwing for only 143 yards and three interceptions, leading to a crushing loss for the team.
It remains to be seen whether Rivera will face consequences for the decision to start Wentz, who has a higher ceiling but has also been prone to turnovers.
The Washington Commanders’ season has come to an end after the Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the Green Bay Packers eliminated them from playoff contention.
The Commanders, who currently have a record of 7-8-1, needed some help to keep their season alive, but the Vikings were unable to provide it.
Head coach Ron Rivera deserves credit for leading the Commanders to a competitive position, but the team’s recent track record of mediocrity, including two consecutive seven-win seasons, may impact his job security if the organization decides to make changes.
It remains to be seen if new ownership, should it arise with the potential sale of the team in the coming months, will prioritize Rivera’s leadership skills over the team’s performance.