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NFL Rumors: Carson Wentz, Chiefs Conform to 1-12 months Contract as Patrick Mahomes’ Backup

Doric Sam Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images After spending most of the 2023 season with the Los Angeles Rams, veteran quarterback Carson Wentz has found a new home. According to NFL Insider Jordan Schultz, the 31-year-old has reached an agreement on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero Carson Wentz’s one-year deal with

NFL Rumors: Carson Wentz, Chiefs Conform to 1-12 months Contract as Patrick Mahomes’ Backup

Doric Sam

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: Carson Wentz #11 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up on the sidelines during an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 14, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

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After spending many of the 2023 season with the Los Angeles Rams, veteran quarterback Carson Wentz has discovered a brand new house.

Based on NFL Insider Jordan Schultz, the 31-year-old has reached an settlement on a one-year contract with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.

Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

Carson Wentz’s one-year cope with the #Chiefs has a base worth of $3.325 million, together with $2.2M absolutely assured and as much as $1.1M in per-game lively roster bonuses.

After ready till November to signal final season, Wentz is now the clear No. 2 QB behind Patrick Mahomes in KC.

Wentz made $1.16 million in his lone yr in Los Angeles after signing with the crew in November. Because the backup to beginning quarterback Matthew Stafford, he noticed restricted motion over the second half of the season, however he proved he’s nonetheless a succesful signal-caller.

Wentz stuffed in for Stafford within the regular-season finale towards the San Francisco 49ers and helped lead the Rams to a 21-20 win that helped them earn the sixth seed within the NFC playoffs.

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The North Dakota State product threw for 163 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 17-of-24 passing. He additionally recorded crew highs of 17 carries and 56 dashing yards with one other rating on the bottom.

The No. 2 total choose within the 2016 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Wentz rapidly established himself as a dependable quarterback. He carried out so properly when he arrived to Philadelphia that the crew traded away Sam Bradford and named him the starter for the 2016 season opener.

Wentz put forth a stellar sophomore marketing campaign that noticed him throw for 33 touchdowns towards simply seven interceptions. Nonetheless, his 2017 season was minimize quick when he suffered a torn ACL. He led the Eagles to an 11-2 document in his 13 begins, and the crew went on to win Tremendous Bowl LII with backup quarterback Nick Foles main the best way.

Wentz was by no means capable of regain the shape he confirmed in 2017. He had stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders, however his tenure with each groups ended after only one season.

The veteran will not be competing for a beginning job behind famous person Patrick Mahomes, however Wentz may have an opportunity to earn a roster spot and supply worthwhile depth for a crew searching for a 3rd straight Tremendous Bowl title.

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