Following an investigation into the organization’s workplace culture and sexual harassment allegations, Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder was fined $10 million and ordered to hand the day-to-day responsibilities over to his wife, Tanya but a new report that surfaced claims he is still very much involved in the decision-making process even after the deal he made with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
According to a report from Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta Jr. and Tisha Thompson of ESPN, “Snyder is still far more involved running the club than most realize, imploring football decision-makers last March to trade for quarterback Carson Wentz.”
Washington acquired the veteran quarterback from the Indianapolis Colts in March for a package that included multiple draft picks.
In Washington, Wentz has struggled to rediscover the form he showed as an MVP candidate in 2017 for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,390 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, and the team is off to a 1-4 start.
The poor start has been magnified by the fact that the rest of the division is arguably the best in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles at 5-0 and the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants sitting at 4-1.
When head coach Ron Rivera was asked what the difference is between his team and the rest of the division, he told reporters, “Quarterback.”
Snyder was reportedly involved in acquiring that quarterback, and the team is already playing catch-up five games into the season.