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Carson Wentz Lands With Chiefs

Free-agent quarterback Carson Wentz signed an undisclosed deal one-year with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, according to sources. Wentz, the former second overall pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 out of North Dakota State will head to the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs after spending the 2023 season with the Los Angeles Rams, where he played in two games (one start) while going 17-for-24 for 163 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The 31-year-old figures to be Patrick Mahomes' primary backup heading into training camp this summer, with Chris Oladokun and Ian Book also in KC's QB room. Wentz made his lone Pro Bowl in 2017 and was looking like Philly's QB of the future until injuries flipped the script. He never was able to recover after Nick Foles and the Eagles won a Super Bowl without him.

Apr 1, 2024 11:39 PM EST

Carson Wentz Impresses In Season Finale

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Carson Wentz got the start and produced in the team's 21-20 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Wentz completed 17 of his 24 pass attempts for 163 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He also rushed the ball an alarming 17 times for 56 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The veteran QB started in place of Matthew Stafford as a result of the team clinching a playoff berth. While Wentz will not get on the field unless Stafford suffers an injury in their playoff matchup with the Detroit Lions, he proved that he can still perform at a moderately high level.

Jan 8, 2024 1:01 AM EST

Carson Wentz Worth A DFS Play In Week 18

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Carson Wentz will start for the team in Week 18 with Matthew Stafford resting for the playoffs. Wentz will make his first start in over a year when he threw three interceptions in a loss against the Cleveland Browns. He now faces the top-seed San Francisco 49ers, who will be short-handed defensively. Considering their clinching of the playoffs, the Niners could rest players or play them cautiously on Sunday. Factoring in the Rams' aggressive pass attack and Wentz's ability to throw the ball downfield, he is worth a DFS play or a desperate Week 18 start.

Jan 7, 2024 4:24 AM EST

Carson Wentz Will Start For Rams, Matthew Stafford To Rest In Week 18

The Los Angeles Rams will start veteran quarterback Carson Wentz for the Week 18 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Matthew Stafford will get the week off as he prepares for another postseason run. L.A. has already qualified for the playoffs, but they can not earn any spot higher than the No. 6 seed. However, if the Rams lose and the Packers win on Sunday, L.A. will be dropped to the No. 7 seed. Either way, the decision is to roll with Wentz, who hasn't started a game in over a full calendar year. The 2016 No. 2 overall pick has thrown 151 touchdowns to 66 interceptions in stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Commanders during his seven-year NFL career prior to this season.

Jan 3, 2024 2:28 PM EST

Rams Officially Add Carson Wentz To Active Roster

The Los Angeles Rams officially agreed to terms with quarterback Carson Wentz on Wednesday and added him to their active roster. In a corresponding move, the team waived QB Brett Rypien. The 30-year-old Wentz most recently went 172-for-276 for 1,755 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in nine games (eight starts) for the Washington Commanders in 2022. He started all 17 regular season games for the Indianapolis Colts the year prior, throwing for 3,563 yards with 27 TDs and seven interceptions. The former No. 2 overall pick in 2016 by the Philadelphia Eagles out of North Dakota State is expected to serve as the backup to Matthew Stafford (thumb), although Stafford may not necessarily be ready to go coming out of the team's Week 10 bye.

Nov 9, 2023 12:16 PM EST

Carson Wentz Signing With Rams

Veteran free agent quarterback Carson Wentz is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are releasing Dresser Wynn and are adding Wentz in a corresponding move. This comes after Matthew Stafford (thumb) suffered a thumb injury in Week 8 and Brett Rypien struggled mightily in the Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers (130 yards, one interception). Wentz began his career with the Philadelphia Eagles before one season with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders. Last season, Wentz threw for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions in seven starts for Washington. The former No. 2 overall pick remained unsigned this year until this point. If Stafford can't come back soon after the team's Week 10 bye, there's a real shot Wentz could draw a start or two in Sean McVay's offense.

Nov 7, 2023 2:34 PM EST

Open to backup job

Wentz has been working out in Los Angeles and is open to taking a backup role, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

May 14, 2023 4:49 PM EST

Facing uncertain future

Commanders GM Martin Mayhew declined to answer when reporters asked him if Wentz will be back with the team in 2023, Scott Abraham of 7News DC reports.

Jan 11, 2023 11:30 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Wentz is inactive for Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys.

Jan 8, 2023 12:12 PM EST

Likely to be inactive Sunday

Wentz is likely to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys with the Commanders expected to return Taylor Heinicke to the starting role for the season finale and with rookie fifth-round Sam Howell slated to play as Heinicke's primary backup, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Jan 4, 2023 6:24 AM EST

Three picks in loss

Wentz completed 16 of 28 passes for 143 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Browns. He added three rushes for seven yards and a touchdown.

Jan 1, 2023 9:08 PM EST

Starting in Week 17

Wentz will draw the start at quarterback for the Commanders versus the Browns on Sunday, John Keim of reports.

Dec 28, 2022 5:58 AM EST

Performs well in relief of starter

Wentz entered Saturday's contest in relief of struggling starter Taylor Heinicke, completing 12 of 16 pass attempts for 123 yards and a touchdown in a 37-20 loss to San Francisco.

Dec 24, 2022 7:11 PM EST

Confirmed as backup QB

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that Wentz will serve as the backup quarterback behind starter Taylor Heinicke in Sunday's game against the Giants, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Dec 13, 2022 11:52 AM EST

Activated from IR

The Commanders activated Wentz (finger) from injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Dec 12, 2022 9:09 AM EST

Won't play this week

Wentz (finger) was designated Wednesday to return from injured reserve, but the Commanders will stick with Taylor Heinicke and Sam Howell as their top two quarterbacks for at least one more week, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Nov 23, 2022 10:49 AM EST

Designated for return to practice

The Commanders announced Wednesday that Wentz (finger) has been designated for a return to practice from IR.

Nov 23, 2022 8:05 AM EST

Likely to remain backup upon return

Wentz (finger) is expected to serve as the Commanders' backup quarterback once he's activated from injured reserve, with Taylor Heinicke set to retain the starting job "unless something changes dramatically," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Nov 20, 2022 5:46 AM EST

Resumes throwing but not practicing

Wentz (finger) has resumed throwing but won't return to practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Nov 16, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Approaching eligible return date

Wentz will be eligible to come off injured reserve before the Commanders take on Houston in Week 11, and Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports that the team is preparing for Wentz to reclaim the starting role once healthy.

Nov 13, 2022 6:21 PM EST