Carson Wentz Signs One-Year Deal as Kansas City Chiefs Backup Quarterback

Carson Wentz backup quarterback

Carson Wentz, the former Eagles first-round pick, has secured a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, as per reports from various sources including Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

This marks Wentz’s fifth team in as many years, tracing back to his final stint as the Eagles’ starter in 2020. Since then, he’s had stints with the Colts, Commanders, Rams, and now finds himself heading to Kansas City to serve as backup to Patrick Mahomes under the guidance of coach Andy Reid.

At 31, Wentz is navigating a career that once brimmed with promise. Selected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft by the Eagles, he showcased tremendous potential until an ACL tear sidelined him during his second season. Despite his initial success, including leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory with Nick Foles as his backup, Wentz faced setbacks and was eventually traded to the Colts after being benched in favor of Jalen Hurts.

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His subsequent journeys with the Colts, Commanders, and Rams provided mixed results, with flashes of brilliance but also inconsistency. Nonetheless, the opportunity to join the Chiefs, a team that clinched consecutive Super Bowl victories, offers Wentz an appealing chance to contribute in a supporting role.

With Hurts now firmly established as the Eagles’ franchise quarterback, Wentz’s tenure in Philadelphia feels like a distant memory. As for the upcoming season, the Eagles won’t cross paths with Wentz’s Chiefs on their schedule.

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