On Sunday, Ian Rapoport indicated that former MVP candidate QB Carson Wentz is open to continue playing and is open to roles that can help a new team.
This was the biggest question mark for Wentz, as many have said that his personality and perhaps unwillingness to accept a backup QB job would have left him out of the NFL going forward.
That does not appear to be the case, as Rapoport indicated that Wentz wants to continue playing and is open to roles that can help a new team.
Well, Wentz will now be on his fourth team in four years if he does sign with a new club in 2023, which is essentially being wholly irrelevant as a QB. He was drafted second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft and helped lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl title in 2017.
The 2017 season was his MVP caliber year but it was cut short towards the end with a torn ACL. Wentz then fizzled out in Philadelphia and was sent to the Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 season. He was much improved in 2020 and seemed to find his footing in the NFL.
However, he was shockingly again traded, this time to the Washington Commanders, where he unfortunately fell back into his 2020 ways.
Now a free agent, Carson Wentz needs to be willing to accept a backup job if he wants to continue playing in the NFL.
The appeal to Wentz for any team might be what he has done and what he has put on film. He’s 6’5″, 235lbs, has excellent mobility and has a rocket arm. My thinking here is that any offensive coach who does have a track record with QB development might be willing to take a stab at bringing Wentz in.
At the very least, you have a high quality backup, right? My first thought are the Denver Broncos being a good fit. Sean Payton has gotten production out of much lesser QBs and with Russell Wilson not playing well in 2022, Wentz could be a solid contingency plan of Wilson cannot get his old mojo back.