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Commanders sought to bring Andrew Luck out of retirement

It has been 31 seasons since the then Washington Redskins, who lost their nickname and were known for a couple of seasons as the Washington Football Team and today are presented to the world as the Washington Commanders, have not reached and obviously not won a Super Bowl.

Since Mark Rypien's victory in Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills, a total of 32 quarterbacks have started at least one game for the franchise from the capital of the United States, that is, an average of more than one passer per year, so the controversial organization, whose owner is Daniel Snyder, finally wanted to get it right.

A never-ending search for a quarterback

The search for a new quarterback was open and extensive, as ESPN's John Keim reports, and included a lengthy meeting between current head coach Ron Rivera and the strategist who led the team to three Vince Lombardi Trophies, Joe Gibbs, who helped extensively in the final decision to bring in Wentz.

The biggest commonality of the two, according to this report, is that with the #11 pick in the draft, this college football class does not have a talent worthy of being taken in that round, so the search for a veteran was the first decision.

Options before deciding on Carson Wentz

What is interesting is that in addition to the initial expensive options of a trade for Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, the Commanders sought, according to this same report, to convince to bring out of retirement Andrew Luck, who played with the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons (2012-2018) and who at 32 years old, apparently did not want to be a part of Washington.

They then checked a lot of advanced statistics, analyzed all of last season's starting quarterbacks, and finally made the decision to go all in for Carson Wentz, one of Luck's unsuccessful successors in Indy.

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