Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz
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Wentz in 2019
No. 11 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-30) December 30, 1992 (age 28)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Century
(Bismarck, North Dakota)
College:North Dakota State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Completions:1,562
Attempts:2,492
Completion percentage:62.6
TD–INT:113–50
Passing yards:16,811
Passer rating:89.2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Carson James Wentz (born December 30, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Dakota State University (NDSU), where he won five NCAA FCS national championships. He was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the highest selection ever for an FCS player. In his first year with the Eagles, Wentz set multiple NFL and Eagles rookie records, including most pass attempts and completions by a rookie. In the 2017 season, Wentz helped the Eagles get out to an 11–2 record before getting injured. He was second in the NFL in touchdown passes with 33, as well as a media and fan favorite to win MVP[1] but missed the last three games of the season due to a season-ending ACL injury in his left knee.[2] Led by Nick Foles, the Eagles would go on to win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots, the first in franchise history, earning Wentz a championship ring.

In 2019, Wentz became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 4,000 yards with no wide receiver over 500 yards, and his 4,039 yards were also the most in Eagles franchise history. In 2020, Wentz took a step back which ultimately led to his benching in Week 13 for rookie Jalen Hurts. He would finish the season with career-lows in completion percentage, yards, and total touchdowns, as well as a career-high 15 interceptions.

  1. ^ "NFL MVP poll: The GOAT is back on top". ESPN.com. December 6, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "2017 NFL Player Passing Statistics". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 20, 2017.