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Potential Carson Wentz Landing Spots

The whirlwind career of Carson Wentz has begun to heat up with a report that Wentz has some potential suitors and that a decision will be made by Wentz himself later this offseason. The former MVP candidate in Philadelphia has never really returned to form since his ACL tear in the 2017 season, where the Eagles went on to win a Super Bowl with Nick Foles. He has battled nagging injuries and inconsistency throughout his tenures in Philadelphia, Indianapolis and, most recently, Washington. Wentz has said he is willing to take a backup role if need be, so let’s take a look at some potential landing spots for Carson Wentz this upcoming season.

Green Bay Packers

This feels almost too perfect for Wentz. Green Bay has moved on from franchise QB Aaron Rodgers and will now promote Jordan Love to the starter. Love has been a great understudy for Aaron Rodgers but with Green Bay drafting Penn State QB Sean Clifford to back him up, it’s apparent that Love might need a veteran voice in the QB room to help with his development and overall confidence. Green Bay expects this to be a seamless transition but if an injury were to occur to Jordan Love, Wentz is capable as a spot starter in this league going forward and keeping them afloat in a potential playoff race.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the retirement of Tom Brady, Tampa Bay plans on starting former #1 overall pick Baker Mayfield this upcoming season. They do still have Kyle Trask on the roster from last season and Blaine Gabbert has moved onto Kansas City. Tampa Bay did bring in Rams backup John Wolford this offseason as a depth piece. Bringing in Carson Wentz on a one-year deal would do one thing to this franchise, it will bring competition and security to the QB room for training camp. Both Mayfield and Wentz still have plenty to prove in their careers and having a strong QB competition could be beneficial. However, it would not move the needle on them making the playoffs but could provide them with a stable bridge quarterback until they find their QB of the future.

Los Angeles Rams

Matthew Stafford is expected to return to under center this season for the Rams organization. The backups currently on the roster include Brett Rypien and 2023 draft pick Stetson Bennett. The Rams are very high on Bennett but with last season’s injury to Stafford, LA might be in the market for some insurance for the upcoming season. We all saw what Rams HC Sean McVay did for Baker Mayfield in a small sample size. He looked much better playing the position than he did before. Could McVay do the same for Wentz and keep the Rams afloat if Stafford goes down in a playoff hunt?

Cincinnati Bengals

This is a longshot, but the backup QB position in Cincinnati is weak with Trevor Sieman and Jake Browning. Sieman has shown himself to be competent, but could he win a game down the stretch? Would the Bengals fans rather have Sieman or Wentz under center if Joe Burrow were to go down with an injury? The answer would be Carson Wentz. He can bring experience to the position and be able to either win you a game or finish out a stretch of games if Burrow were unavailable. The investment would be worth the payoff for Cincinnati here.

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