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Carson Wentz Is Trending After Commanders' Latest Draft Pick

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ASHBURN, VA - MARCH 17: Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Washington Commanders is introduced at Inova Sports Performance Center on March 17, 2022 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Carson Wentz isn't the Washington Commanders' only quarterback addition this offseason.

With the first pick in the fifth round (144th overall) on Saturday, the Washington organization selected North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell.

Many projected Howell as a second-round, maybe even late-first-round selection in this year's draft. So to pick him up in the fifth round is a solid value pick for the Commanders franchise.

With that said, this pick also could come with some extra baggage. How does Carson Wentz feel about this quarterback acquisition?

The Commanders' QB1 is trending after Howell's selection.

According to reports from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Howell was not drafted as competition for Wentz at the starting position. Instead, the Commanders want someone to push Taylor Heinicke and compete for the backup job.

"It was never about taking a new starter, or even someone to compete with Carson Wentz. They love Carson Wentz. They have really high expectations for him," Rapoport explained. "This seems to be more about Taylor Heinicke having someone come in and push him, maybe eventually take over as the backup."

It'll certainly be interesting to see how the Commanders' quarterback situation plays out over the course of the 2022 season.