As recently as the 2017 season, Carson Wentz was considered one of the NFL’s rising young quarterbacks.
He threw for 3,296 yards and 33 touchdowns that year with the Philadelphia Eagles.
But a torn ACL in Week 14 ended his season, and he had to watch backup Nick Foles lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl championship over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots.
Since then, it has only gotten worse for Wentz, as he has bounced around from team to team while putting forth inconsistent and lackluster production.
Carson Wentz's last few years
2021: Traded by Eagles to the Colts
2022: Traded by Colts to the Commanders
2023: Cut by Commanders pic.twitter.com/MQLf01yKWI
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After Wentz recovered from his ACL injury, he became the starter again for Philly, but in the 2019 Wild Card playoff round versus the Seattle Seahawks, he suffered a concussion, and the following season he was benched for Jalen Hurts.
His 2021 campaign with the Indianapolis Colts was a disappointment, and although his numbers were decent, he couldn’t elevate them to a playoff spot, as a Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars sealed their fate.
This season, he did even worse as a member of the Washington Commanders, as he missed several games with a finger injury, and they seemed to do better with Taylor Heinicke under center in his absence.
Heinicke remained the starter after Wentz recovered, and although Wentz was made the starter again in Week 16 and Week 17, Washington lost both contests and was eliminated from playoff contention.
The team has released him, and despite his brief success with the Eagles several years ago, it is hard to imagine there will be a robust market or level of demand for his services.NEXT: Chargers Star Applauds A Recent Coaching Promotion