Interest in former Commanders QB Carson Wentz
We are now a little under two weeks from the first regular season Sunday of the 2023 campaign and Carson Wentz is still looking for a new home. The veteran quarterback was released by the Washington Commanders as expected after one disastrous year for the franchise, with no formal offers emerging since despite the signal-caller staying ready.
There could be some movement where Wentz is concerned according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. The senior insider stated via The Spun that there's been interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, who are looking to improve their backup options behind reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes heading into their Super Bowl title defense.
"Carson Wentz and the Chiefs did talk this offseason. There was some dialogue about Wentz potentially joining the Chiefs maybe down the road, or at least, you know, keeping that communication open. And I was told the Chiefs were fairly receptive to that idea. Certainly they respect the talent. And I was told Wentz is open to getting to a championship-type team, getting into a new winning culture, where he can learn, you know, sit behind a Patrick Mahomes."- Jeremy Fowler via The Spun
This would be the best-case scenario for Wentz. It takes him out of the firing line, gives him a genuine chance of another Super Bowl ring, and he can also build confidence back up working alongside two prolific figures such as Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid.