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Rams sign free agent quarterback Carson Wentz

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Rams have signed free-agent quarterback Carson Wentz. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Wentz had been a free agent for much of the offseason and season with no interest. Now, he will be the backup for Matthew Stafford, who is injured with a thumb injury.

Former Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of the game
Carson Wentz celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of the game (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Brett Rypien had been the Rams backup behind Stafford. In a corresponding move to add Wentz, the Rams released Rypien.

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They hope to add him to their practice squad. However, he may choose to sign elsewhere now.

The Rams are currently on a bye week this week. The team plays the Seattle Seahawks next weekend at home at SoFi Stadium.

Since winning the Super Bowl during the 2021 season, the Rams have gone 8-18. This season, the team has gone 3-6 and is currently in third place in the NFC West, trailing the San Francisco 49ers and the Seahawks, who have 5-3 records. 

Stafford has been hurt during this time. He has gone 6-11 as a starter in the past two seasons when he has been healthy.

The 30-year-old Wentz has previously been a starter. However, he has struggled with the past two seasons with two separate teams that he had been a starter with.

Wentz was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Rams now have had the top two picks in this particular draft on their team.

The Rams used the top pick in the draft on Jared Goff. He was eventually traded to the Detroit Lions for Stafford.

During his sophomore season in 2017, Wentz was an MVP candidate when devastation hit, as he suffered a torn ACL in December that year. He ironically suffered a torn ACL against the Rams at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

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Wentz is 46-45-1 as a starter with the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and the Washington Commanders. He was 2-5 with the Commanders last season.

He also went 35-32-1 with the Eagles and 9-8 with the Colts during the 2021 season.

The Raleigh, North Carolina-born signal-caller has gone 2,056 of 3,284 for 22,129 yards in his career. He has had 151 touchdown passes and 66 interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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