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It took ten weeks, but Carson Wentz is back in the NFL.
Per multiple reports, the Los Angeles Rams are signing Wentz to be Matthews Stafford’s primary backup.
The #Rams are expected to sign veteran QB Carson Wentz, pending physical, as @AaronWilson_NFL said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 7, 2023
Sean McVay said he expects Matthew Stafford (thumb) to be ready after this week's bye, meaning Wentz will be the backup and insurance policy.
Wentz, 30, last played for the Washington Commanders in 2022 after a one-year stint in Indianapolis. He lost his job to Taylor Heinicke after breaking a finger and went 2-5 as the starter, leading to his release.
The former Eagles QB hasn’t sustained much success since departing Philadelphia, and his erratic playstyle + injury history left many teams reluctant to sign him. Studying under Sean McVay should be a good spot for him.
It is a bit of a full-circle moment for Wentz, who is now joining the team responsible for his demise in 2017. Wentz has thrown for 22,129 yards, 151 TDs, and 66 INTs across his seven-year career.
It was in December 2017 in Los Angeles that Carson Wentz, an MVP candidate for the 10-2 Eagles, tore his ACL rushing in a TD called back for holding. The play ended his season.— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) November 7, 2023
6 years later, Wentz is back in LA as a member of the Rams. pic.twitter.com/xtMxr3Pe0v https://t.co/2PH66GZOrV
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