Carson Wentz Dec 24, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (11) warms up before the start of the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams signed quarterback Carson Wentz last week. A move that had a certain type of reaction, but as far as the future of the veteran quarterback as it pertains to this team, it remains unknown.

“I think that’s to be determined,” McVay told reporters when asked about his plans for Wentz beyond this season. (H/T Pro Football Talk) “I think we were just excited about being able to get him in the building. We had a need. And like I had mentioned, we’re excited about getting Matthew [Stafford] back, but I think to have somebody that’s played as well as he’s played, has had as many experiences as he’s had to be out there and available is kind of rare. So we were excited about the opportunity to be able to get him into the building and that’s kind of where we’re at right now as it relates to that.”

The Rams weren’t the only team interested in Wentz, however.

The New York Jets camp, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing sources, had checked in on the 2017 Pro Bowler. He had been on the team’s short list of free-agent quarterbacks after the team lost Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 due to a torn Achilles.

It sounds like the Rams brought Wentz on for a true backup situation.

“I think it’s really just a chance to upgrade the quarterback room,” McVay added. “God forbid if something were to happen where [Stafford] wasn’t available, felt like this would offer an opportunity for somebody that’s played a lot of high-level football to get him in here, get him kind of familiar with some of the things that we’re doing. That’s what went into the decision.”

[Pro Football Talk]

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