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Carson Wentz Lands with Kansas City Chiefs

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NFL

April 9th, 2024

Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Carson Wentz didn't wait long to find his next NFL landing spot after a tumultuous 2023 season. Inking a one-year deal for the 2024 campaign, Wentz joins the Chiefs, reuniting with a familiar voice that influenced his decision.

Chiefs Quarterback Carson Wentz Chooses Familiar Influence

Looking for a new chapter in his career, Carson Wentz credits former teammate Nick Foles, a Kansas City Chiefs player himself, for glowing recommendations about the Chiefs' coaching staff. Foles, who had previous stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chiefs, spoke highly of head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

"I remember all the good things [Foles] had to say about his time here," Wentz revealed according to ESPN's Adam Teicher. "He absolutely loved it. He loved working with those guys, and those things he said to me back then definitely still rang true in my head as I was making this decision."

Foles' positive experiences with the Chiefs' coaching staff clearly played a key role in Wentz's decision, offering him a sense of security and familiarity as he embarks on this new chapter.

Despite facing inconsistent performances in recent years, including stints with the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Commanders, Wentz's determination to succeed in the NFL remains unwavering. His brief tenure as a mid-season addition for the Los Angeles Rams in 2023 ended with the team choosing Jimmy Garoppolo as Matthew Stafford's backup.

Depth and Opportunity Await in Kansas City

Now, with the Chiefs, Carson Wentz has a fresh opportunity to showcase his talent. While serving as a valuable backup to superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Wentz aims to make the most of his one-year contract. The deal guarantees him a base salary of $2.2 million, with the potential to earn an additional $1.1 million through performance-based incentives.

This move to Kansas City Chiefs provides Carson Wentz with a chance to learn from a championship-caliber coaching staff and potentially contribute to the team's success. With a clear focus on depth and development, the Chiefs are giving Carson Wentz a platform to prove himself in the NFL once again.

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