NFL insider predicts where former Bison QB Carson Wentz will end up
The Washington Commanders released Wentz in February and the former No. 2 overall pick went from a second-team All-Pro in his second season to looking like his NFL career was over at 30 years old.
Carson Wentz, who has bounced around frequently in the last few years, could soon be with another new team.
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell put together a list of moves he thinks should or will happen before the start of the season, and one is a prediciton for the former North Dakota State quarterback's landing spot: the Green Bay Packers.
“One NFL executive suggested to me that Wentz might benefit from being out of the Northeast and away from the major media markets ... The Packers are in transition after trading away Aaron Rodgers. Jordan Love is taking over as their new starter, but the quarterbacks behind him on the roster are Danny Etling and rookie fifth-rounder Sean Clifford.”
The former Eagles, Colts and Commanders quarterback has been working out in Los Angeles in preparation for the 2023 season and has received interest from teams, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Wentz “might wait longer into offseason to see what develops,” per Fowler, and he is “open to any role ... (starter or backup).”
The Commanders released Wentz in February. The former No. 2 overall pick went from a second-team All-Pro in his second season to looking like his NFL career was over at 30 years old.
Wentz dealt with a broken finger that required surgery in October. He got the start Week 17 against the Cleveland Browns but went 16-for-28 passing (57.1%) for 143 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. He was also sacked three times. Washington turned back to Taylor Heinicke after that, and Wentz was left in limbo.
Wentz played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016 to 2020. He was a part of the 2017 Super Bowl championship team but was unable to play due to a torn ACL. Jalen Hurts was drafted in 2020 and the Eagles eventually traded Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts. He spent a year there and threw for 3,563 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was traded to the Commanders before the 2022 season.