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Carson Wentz: Carson Wentz finds another job as backup quarterback...

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Published Time: 02.04.2024 - 12:04:14 Modified Time: 02.04.2024 - 12:04:14

The Eagles used the No. 2 overall pick on Wentz in the 2016 draft. In his second season, Wentz was the best player in the league until he tore his ACL and watched as his backup, Nick Foles, led the Eagles to the only Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Carson Wentz


Wentz is 31 now and hanging on to a career that once looked incredibly promising.

The Eagles used the No. 2 overall pick on Wentz in the 2016 draft. In his second season, Wentz was the best player in the league until he tore his ACL and watched as his backup, Nick Foles, led the Eagles to the only Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

Over the next two seasons, in 2018 and 2019 there were some ups and downs but Wentz still signed a four-year, $128 million contract that was supposed to keep him in Philly through the 2024 season. But after he was benched down the stretch in 2020 in favor of second-round pick Jalen Hurts, the Eagles eventually bent and traded Wentz to the Colts.

Wentz had some bright spots with the Colts too but ultimately lasted just one year in Indy and was then traded to the Commanders. He lasted just one season in Washington until he was released. Last November, Wentz signed with the Rams to be Matthew Stafford’s backup.

Here’s a look at Wentz’s three seasons since leaving the Eagles:

2021 with IND: 17 games, 9-8, 322/516 (62.4%), 27 TDs, 7 INTs, 94.6 rating

2022 with WAS: 9 games, 2-5, 172/276 (62.3%), 11 TDs, 9 INTs, 80.2 rating

2023 with LAR: 2 games, 1-0, 17/24 (70.8%), 2 TDs, 1 INT, 99.8 rating

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