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Journeyman quarterback and North Dakota native Carson Wentz has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
The signing was confirmed by ESPN's Adam Schefter in a tweet:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Carson Wentz is signing with the Los Angeles Rams, per source.</p>— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1721970996595347515?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 7, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The Bismarck native and North Dakota State alum was traded from the Indianapolis Colts to the Washington Redskins in March of last year with the intention of having him lead the Commanders' offense in 2022. However, Wentz only played in eight games as Taylor Heinicke eventually replaced him as the starter. Then, Washington's final game, a 26-6 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, was started by Sam Howell, a rookie fifth-round pick out of UNC. Before to OTAs, head coach Ron Rivera stated that Howell would be the team's likely starter moving forward.
Wentz has completed eight passes for 1,775 yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions during his one season in the nation's capital. On the ground, he gained 86 additional yards and a score.
Wentz began his pro career with the Philadelphia Eagles, who drafted Wentz as the No. 2 overall pick in 2016 from North Dakota State. Wentz was a 3,000-yard passer every year in his NFL career before last season. Wentz, suffered a season-ending injury that fall, giving way to Nick Foles, who ended up being the winning quarterback in the Eagles Super Bowl in Wentz's absence.
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