Former Eagles QB Carson Wentz signed as head backup QB-NBC Sports Philadelphia

Former Eagles first-round pick Carson Wentz has signed a one-year deal to join the Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple reports.

Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report first reported the signing.

It will be Wentz's fifth team in five years since his final season as the Eagles' starter in 2020. Since then, Wentz has played for the Colts, Commanders, Rams, and is now headed to Kansas City to play for Andy Reid. And Patrick Mahomes to back up.

Wentz is now 31 years old and hanging on to a career that once seemed incredibly promising.

The Eagles used the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft on Wentz. In his second season, Wentz was the best player in the league until he tore his ACL and watched his backup, Nick Foles, lead the Eagles to their only Super Bowl win in franchise history.

The next two seasons, 2018 and 2019, had some ups and downs, but Wentz still signed a four-year, $128 million deal that should keep him in Philly through the 2024 season. But after he was extended in favor of second-round pick Jalen Hurts in 2020, the Eagles eventually caved and traded Wentz to the Colts.

Wentz had some bright spots with the Colts as well, but ultimately lasted just one year in Indy before being traded to the Commanders. He lasted just one season in Washington before being released. Last November, Wentz signed with the Rams as Matthew Stafford's backup.

Here's a look at Wentz's three seasons since leaving the Eagles:

2021 India with: 17 games, 9-8, 322/516 (62.4%), 27 TDs, 7 INTs, 94.6 rating

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2022 with WAS: 9 games, 2-5, 172/276 (62.3%), 11 TDs, 9 INTs, 80.2 rating

2023 with LAR: 2 games, 1-0, 17/24 (70.8%), 2 TDs, 1 INT, 99.8 rating

That start with the Rams came against the 49ers in Week 18, when both teams rested their starters.

Wentz was a Pro Bowler in his second NFL season and once looked like he had a very bright future, but he's over 30 now and looks like a backup. But the opportunity to play behind Mahomes and for a team that has won back-to-back Super Bowls is great.

Wentz is now several years removed from his time with the Eagles. Hurts, his backup for the 2020 season, became the new franchise quarterback in Philadelphia and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl in 2022.

The Eagles are not scheduled to face Wentz's Chiefs in 2024.

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