Kansas City Chiefs sign former Super Bowl champion to serve as Patrick Mahomes backup QB

Patrick Mahomes seen in tears on the sidelines following Kansas City Chiefs' latest loss

In a surprising move, veteran quarterback Carson Wentz has inked a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs for a one-year contract, as reported by NFL Insider Jordan Schultz. This move marks Wentz’s departure from the Los Angeles Rams, where he spent the majority of the 2023 season.

Wentz’s tenure with the Rams saw him primarily serving as the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. Despite limited playing time, Wentz showcased his capabilities during critical moments, notably in the regular-season finale against the San Francisco 49ers. In that game, he stepped in for Stafford and played a pivotal role in securing a 21-20 victory for the Rams, aiding in their quest for the sixth seed in the NFC Playoffs

During his lone season with the Rams, Wentz’s performance underscored his value as a quarterback. He demonstrated his versatility by throwing for 163 yards and two touchdowns, while also showcasing his prowess as a dual-threat quarterback with 56 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

Wentz’s journey in the NFL began as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He quickly made an impact, earning the starting role and guiding the Eagles to success. However, his trajectory was altered when a torn ACL cut short his 2017 season, despite leading the Eagles to an 11-2 record.

Despite stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Commanders, Wentz struggled to recapture his peak form from the 2017 season. Now, with the Kansas City Chiefs, Wentz aims to provide depth behind superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes. While he won’t be competing for a starting role, Wentz’s experience and skill set position him as a valuable asset for a team poised for another Super Bowl run. As the Chiefs pursue their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance, Wentz’s addition adds depth and experience to their roster, potentially bolstering their quest for football’s ultimate prize.


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