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Week 13 Outlook
The Rams are signing free agent QB Carson Wentz.
Wentz is expected to backup Matthew Stafford for the Rams. He has been throwing and studying film with Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay. The Rams are on bye with Stafford having a chance to return to next week. If not, it will be Wentz undercenter.
Carson Wentz is spending time in Tampa throwing and studying film with Jon Gruden.
Wentz intends to play this season and is awaiting the right situation. The former first-round pick played in eight games with the Commanders last season, completing 62.3% of his passes, tallying 1,755 yards, and 11 touchdowns to nine interceptions. Wentz will likely only land a job as a starter should an injury occur to a starting quarterback during training camp or preseason.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, free agent QB Carson Wentz is open to playing in various roles in the future to help a team.
Wentz has been benched twice in the last three seasons, playing for three different teams. Wentz could be entering a phase of his career where he may have to backup another QB for a year or two, or maybe another team will be willing to give the former near-MVP another chance as a starter. Wentz seems open to whatever gets him back on the field, according to Rapoport.
The Washington Commanders have released QB Carson Wentz after just one year with the team.
Wentz was benched late in the season in favor of QBs Taylor Heinicke and Sam Howell and his release felt inevitable. The former top pick out of North Dakota State spent one season with each of the Colts and the Commanders and is now a free agent. Washington saves $26 million with the move, and Wentz could look for a fresh start with a QB-needy franchise.
Carson Wentz completed 16 of his 28 pass attempts for 143 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Browns. He did manage a rushing touchdown on a second-quarter QB sneak.
Wentz was bad from the start and other than one impressive second-quarter drive the Commanders' offense was bad altogether. Wentz may not start another game as the Commanders starting QB and the offseason will tell the story of what is next for the once-great QB. It is hard to envision a scenario where Wentz is fantasy relevant in Week 18.