Carson Wentz Biography
Carson Wentz is a professional football quarterback who is a free agent. He previously played for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL).
. Wentz played college football at North Dakota State University and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Carson Wentz Age
Wentz was born on December 30, 1992, in Raleigh, North Carolina, and was raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is 30 years old as of 2022.
Carson Wentz Wife
Wentz is married to Madison Oberg, and they have two children together. The couple got married on July 16, 2018. Their daughters were born on April 2020 and November 2021.
Carson Wentz High School
Wentz was raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he attended Century High School. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball, and baseball.
He was named the North Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year in football his senior year. After graduating high school, Wentz attended North Dakota State University, where he played football for the Bison.
Carson Wentz College
Wentz played college football at North Dakota State University from 2012 to 2015. In his first year as a starter, he led the Bison to a national championship in 2014.
Wentz was named the Most Outstanding Player of the championship game. He continued his success in 2015, leading the Bison to another national championship.
He was named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the best offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).
Carson Wentz Philadelphia Eagles
Wentz was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, he started all 16 games and threw for 3,782 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He helped lead the Eagles to the playoffs but was injured in the team’s final regular-season game and missed the postseason.
In 2017, Wentz had a breakout season, throwing for 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions in just 13 games before suffering a season-ending ACL injury.
Despite his injury, he was named a Pro Bowler and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, although he did not play in the game due to his injury.
Wentz struggled in the following two seasons, as he dealt with injuries and inconsistent play. In 2020, he was benched in favor of backup quarterback Jalen Hurts after a string of poor performances. Wentz requested a trade following the end of the season.
Carson Wentz Indianapolis Colts
Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in March 2021, reuniting with former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who was now the Colts’ head coach.
In his first season with the Colts, Wentz threw for 3,392 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions in 15 games. He also rushed for 276 yards and a touchdown. He helped lead the Colts to a playoff berth, but they were eliminated in the wild-card round.
Carson Wentz Washington Commanders
On March 16, 2022, Carson Wentz, along with the Colts’ second and seventh-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Washington Commanders.
In exchange, the Colts received 2022 second and third-round picks and a conditional third-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
During his first game with the Commanders, Wentz threw for 313 yards and recorded four touchdowns and two interceptions, resulting in a 28-22 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Carson Wentz Released by The Washington Commanders
On February 27, 2023, the Commanders released Wentz after one season with the team. While playing for the team, he started seven games, completing 62.3% of his passes for 1,755 yards with 9 interceptions.
Heinicke was given preference over Wentz. In the NFC East, the team finished last and played rookie Sam Howell in their final game.
Wentz spent five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he had an overall starting record of 46-45-1. He recorded 22,129 passing yards, 151 touchdowns, and 66 interceptions during his time there.
Carson Wentz Contract
Was Carson to remain with the Washington Commanders to the end of the contract, he’d have made $20 million in base salary with a $6.176 million roster bonus.
In 2024, the final year of his original extension, the numbers are similar with a $21 million base salary and $6.235 million bonus to count $27.235 against the cap.
Carson Wentz’s Net Worth
Wentz has an estimated net worth of around $78 million.