Carson Wentz is a 6’5″ quarterback who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was born on December 30th, 1992. He has been with the Eagles since 2016 and won the Super Bowl LII in 2017 with Nick Foles as the starter.
The North Carolina-born athlete built himself quite a reputation while playing for North Dakota State during his college days. During his stay at NDSU, Wentz led the team to 5 NCAA FCS national championships.
He finished his college career with 5,000+ passing yards and 40+ passing TDs. Additionally, he rushed for 1,028 yards and scored 13 rushing TDs between 2012-15. Wentz graduated from NDSU with a degree in health and physical education. He finished with a 4.0 GPA and twice earned recognition as Academic All-American of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America, first for Division I football and later for all Division I sports.
The Philadelphia Eagles picked up Carson Wentz in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. He was the 2nd overall draft pick. Philly traded 3 Top-100 picks in 2016, a 1st-round pick in 2017, and a 2nd-round pick in 2018 in order to move up in the draft order and secure Wentz’s signature. The young prospect signed a 4-year rookie contract worth $26.67 million, fully guaranteed.
He made his league debut in Week 1 of the season against the Cleveland Browns. Wentz threw for 278 passing yards and 2 touchdowns in the 29–10 victory for a league-record 379 completions by a rookie, breaking the record of 354 held by former teammate Sam Bradford, who was playing for the St. Louis Rams in 2016.
Here’s a list of NFL records held by Carson Wentz:
The Eagles had a disappointing campaign and ended up 4th in the NFC East. They finished 2020 with a 4-11-1 record, their worst since 2012. Their elimination from the playoff contention in Week 16 after a loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Carson Wentz had a personal high in 2020, despite playing only 12 games in the season. He ended up leading the league in multiple categories when it was all said and done. At the time of his benching, the Super Bowl chip was a frontrunner in interceptions thrown (15), total turnover (19), and sacks taken (50).
As of January 2021, Carson Wentz’s net worth amounts to $45 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. In June 2019, the former NDSU star signed a 4-year extension with the Eagles. His multi-million dollar deal is worth a total of $128 million and came with a $16 million signing bonus. As per reports, $107 million of that amount is guaranteed, and the deal could actually deliver as much as $144 million based on various performance-related incentives.
In 2021, Carson Wentz will earn a base salary of $15 million and a roster bonus of $10 million. Furthermore, he comes in carrying a cap hit of $34 million and a dead cap value of $59 million per Spotrac.
Wentz comes in with 1,562 completions for 2,492 attempts rounding out the regular season in 2020. Furthermore, he’s got a passer rating of 89.2 with a completion percentage of 62.6 with 16,811 passing yards since being part of the league from 2016.
The (LII) ring winner also clinched the Pro Bowl in 2017. He also entered the second-team All-Pro in the same year. Not to mention the Bart Bell Award. Wentz was also a 5-time FCS champion right from 2011 to 2016.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback founded the AO1 (Audience of One Foundation) in 2017. It is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to uplifting individuals and communities around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people. Here is a list of services provided by the organization.
The 2017 Pro Bowler signed a comprehensive endorsement portfolio with Nike, Bose, Amazon, NRG, Bobcat, and BlackRidge Bank. The NRG deal was significant as it was his first local endorsement with the Philly based energy supplier. The deal is greatly beneficial to Eagles’ fans as they can choose an ‘NRG Eagles Fan Plan’ to get the best possible deal.
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|Super Bowl||Super Bowl (LII)|
|Endorsements||Nike, NRG, Bobcat, Amazon, Bose, Scheels, Sanford Health, BlackRidge Bank|
|Agent||Ryan Tollner, Chase Callahan|
|Residence||Medford, New Jersey|
|Major Achievements||Super Bowl champion |
Pro Bowl (2017)
Second-team All-Pro (2017)
Bert Bell Award (2017)
5-time FCS champion (2011-2015)