Carson Wentz Is Signing One-Year Deal With Kansas City Chiefs

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Patrick Mahomes has a new backup quarterback.

According to multiple reports, veteran quarterback Carson Wentz is signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs making this the fifth team that Wentz has been on in his career.

Wentz was originally the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played five years in Philadelphia and was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2017 after helming the Eagles in the regular season prior to tearing his ACL.

In 2021, the Eagles traded Wentz to the Colts. He was the starter in Indy for one season before the Colts traded him to the Washington Commanders prior to the start of the 2022 season. He had a short campaign in Washington and was released at the end of the 2023 season.


The Los Angeles Rams signed Wentz last year to serve as Matthew Stafford’s backup. He appeared in two games in Los Angeles and registered one start.

Wentz has started in 93 career games but has only started in eight games since 2021.