Free-agent quarterback Carson Wentz remains unsigned after being released by the Washington Commanders in February. It’s not because teams don’t want him, but because he is in no rush to find a team.
Per ESPN, Wentz has received interest from teams, but may wait longer to see what develops. He is open to being a starter, or a backup.
“I was told he’s been working out in L.A., plans to play this year,” Fowler explained. “He’s had interest from some teams. He’s open to various roles; could be as a starter, could be as a backup, but he just wants to play this coming year.”
Wentz may benefit from waiting until training camp and preseason games begin because he has already made it this far into the offseason without signing a contract. Teams may not like what they see from the players on their roster, or they may need to find someone to fill in for an injury.
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Being open to a backup role will also open up opportunities for Wentz.
Wentz will be signing with his fourth new team in as many years. The former Philadelphia Eagles No. 2 overall pick was moved to the Indianapolis Colts in 2021, then traded from the Colts to the Commanders last year following a poor 9-8 season in which Indy missed the playoffs.
In all, Wentz went 2-5 as the starter last year while throwing for 1,755 yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in eight total games played last season.
Since the start of the 2020 season, Wentz has thrown for 7,938 yards, 54 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions in 37 appearances.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.