Wentz was released by the Washington Commanders ahead of 2023 free agency following a disappointing one-year run with the NFC East club. Fast forward over three months later, and the No. 2 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft remains a free agent.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wentz has been working with ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders’ head coach Jon Gruden to work on his game. Schefter added that Wentz “intends to play” in 2023 and is simply awaiting the proper fit.
At this phase of the offseason, Wentz will have to accept a backup QB job. Teams that entered this offseason with a need for a quarterback like the Carolina Panthers (Bryce Young), New Orleans Saints (Derek Carr), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Baker Mayfield), Las Vegas Raiders (Jimmy Garoppolo) and Houston Texans (C.J. Stroud) have all found their guys.
Wentz lost his starting job for the Philadelphia Eagles in the midst of a miserable 2020 season, and he was replaced with Jalen Hurts. The Eagles traded him to the Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 offseason, but the organization traded him to Washington following a miserable loss in a Week 18 must-win game to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
For his career, Wentz has thrown for 22,129 yards and 151 touchdowns against 66 interceptions.
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