Carson Wentz has more touchdown passes than Russell Wilson

Remember how badly the Washington Commanders wanted quarterback Russell Wilson last offseason? Washington reportedly offered at least three first-round picks for Wilson, who instead wanted to go to the Denver Broncos.

Instead, the Commanders traded for Carson Wentz.

As it turns out, the Commanders may have dodged a bullet here.

Wilson, who signed a five-year, $245-million contract extension with the Broncos, has completed 58.9% of his passes with eight touchdowns and five interceptions through 10 games. The Broncos, who were expected to challenge the Kansas City Chiefs, sit at 3-8 and look like one of the three worst teams in the NFL.

Meanwhile, Wentz, who hasn’t played since Week 6, has 10 touchdown passes on the season. Before Wentz fractured his finger in the Week 6 win at Chicago, he had three solid games and three games in which he didn’t play well at all. Yet, he has thrown more touchdown passes than Wilson.

Can you imagine if Wilson were playing this badly in Washington? And with Taylor Heinicke behind him?

In games against the Jaguars, Lions and Titans, Wentz looked better than Wilson has all season. While Wentz has been replaced as Washington’s starting quarterback, the Commanders can easily move on from him in the offseason.

The Broncos, who are under new ownership, are tied to Wilson for a while.

Wilson may turn things around. His past should give Denver hope. But what if he doesn’t?

Washington fans may not be thrilled with Wentz, but it could be worse. At least the Commanders have their draft picks and cap room to improve a team in the offseason that has currently won six of their last seven games.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire