Former Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Wentz has yet to sign with an NFL team this offseason, leading to some speculation on what his future looks like in the NFL. However, significant reports emerged on Wednesday that suggest he plans to continue his NFL career this upcoming season.
Wentz last played for the Washington Commanders last season, where he didn’t have that much success. He started in seven games, throwing for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year. The team went just 2-5 in his starts, which played a factor in him losing his job mid-way through the season.
The Commanders ultimately decided to part ways with him back in February, and there is now no clear landing spot for him to play next season. While he may not be a starter as he may hope, it sounds like he will attempt to sign with a team before the start of the season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that Wentz has been spending time in Tampa this offseason, where he has been studying film and throwing with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden. Schefter added that Wentz intends to play this upcoming season and is “awaiting the right situation”.
Free-agent QB Carson Wentz has been spending time in Tampa, throwing and studying film with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden. Wentz wants and intends to play this season, and is awaiting the right situation.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 15, 2023
This update led many to speculate where an ideal landing spot could be for Wentz on social media.
Call me crazy…
…but I feel like the “right situation” will be “anyone who asks.”
— Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) June 15, 2023
Yeah, he saw those early clips of Mayfield & Trask throwing in practice
— John Frascella (Football) (@LegendSports7) June 15, 2023
He should take his time and maybe even consider taking a year away and hitting the reset button. Working from the top down. Mental and then physical.
— Ryan Thomas (@ryanthomastake) June 15, 2023
First look pic.twitter.com/9b45TxeNPC
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) June 15, 2023
Wentz has already made it clear this offseason that he would ideally like to go to a team where he could start. He previously stated that he “is open” to starting next season.
It doesn’t seem like he will get that opportunity unless an injury happens. If he truly wants to be a starter somewhere, it may be in his best interest not to sign anywhere until an injury opens up as starting spot somewhere.