Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz
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Wentz in 2019
No. 2 – Indianapolis Colts
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
Completion percentage:62.6
Passing yards:16,811
Passer rating:89.2
Player stats at · PFR

Carson James Wentz (born December 30, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts 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 Philadelphia 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 team rookie records, including most pass attempts and completions by a rookie.

In 2017 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 favorite to win league MVP[1] but missed the last three games of the season due to a season-ending ACL injury in his left knee. Led by backup Nick Foles, the Eagles would go on to win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots, their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

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 near the end of the season 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. He would be traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2021.

  1. ^ "NFL MVP poll: The GOAT is back on top". December 6, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2019.