Carson Wentz Signs 1-Year Deal with Chiefs as Patrick Mahomes’ Backup

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NFL Rumors: Carson Wentz, Chiefs Agree to 1-Year Contract as Patrick Mahomes’ Backup

Veteran quarterback Carson Wentz, who spent the majority of the 2023 season with the Los Angeles Rams, has secured a fresh start.

Reports from NFL Insider Jordan Schultz indicate that the 31-year-old has inked a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his stint with the Rams, Wentz earned $1.16 million after joining the team in November. Serving as the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, Wentz saw limited playing time in the latter half of the season yet demonstrated his capabilities as a proficient signal-caller.

Wentz stepped in for Stafford in the regular-season finale versus the San Francisco 49ers, contributing to the Rams’ 21-20 victory, which was crucial for securing the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs.

The North Dakota State alum delivered an impressive performance, passing for 163 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception on 17-of-24 attempts. Additionally, he led the team in carries with 17 rushes for 56 yards, adding another touchdown on the ground.

Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz (Credits: The Athletic)

Originally the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Wentz swiftly established himself as a dependable quarterback. His debut season in Philadelphia was so promising that the team traded Sam Bradford and appointed him as the starter for the 2016 season opener.

Wentz’s sophomore season was exceptional, throwing 33 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. However, his 2017 campaign was curtailed by a torn ACL. Despite his absence, the Eagles, under backup quarterback Nick Foles, clinched Super Bowl LII after an 11-2 record in Wentz’s starts.

Since then, Wentz has struggled to recapture his peak form. He had brief stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders, each lasting only a single season.

Although Wentz won’t be contending for the starting role behind superstar Patrick Mahomes, he’ll have the opportunity to vie for a roster spot and provide valuable depth to a team aiming for a third consecutive Super Bowl title.


By Michael Smith

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