Carson Wentz was unable to reinvigorate his career with the Washington Commanders during the 2022 season after going 2-5 in seven starts with the team and ultimately losing his job to Taylor Heinicke.
Wentz has been with three teams in the last three years and will likely try to find a backup position once the 2023 season begins when the Commanders released him last week. Gone are the days of him running for an NFL MVP award.
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NFL journalist Peter King took a look at Wentz’s career since he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the second overall pick in 2016 out of North Dakota State. In his «Football Morning in America» column, King noted that Wentz earned more than $128 million with an overall record of 46-45-1 and zero playoff wins.
«Although Wentz was on his way to a great season before injuring his knee in 2017, he was never able to repeat it and actually regressed,» King wrote to sum up things about Wentz. «I would say that no player in NFL history has cost so much and delivered so little.»
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Wentz was ranked second overall behind Jared Goff, who left for the Los Angeles Rams. To reach the No. 2 seed, the Eagles traded their 2016 first-, third-, and fourth-round picks, a 2017 first-round pick, and a 2018 second-round pick to the Cleveland Browns.
He was then traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2021 for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 first-round pick. The Colts then traded him to the Commanders for a 2022 second- and third-round pick and a 2022 draft pick. parole of 2023.
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In 93 total games, Wentz has 22,129 passing yards, 151 touchdown passes and 66 interceptions.