Carson James Wentz (born December 30, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the highest selection ever for an FCS player.
During his time at NDSU, the team won five NCAA FCS national championships. In his first year with the Eagles, Wentz accumulated multiple NFL and Eagles rookie records, including most pass attempts by a rookie quarterback and most pass completions by a rookie. In the 2017 season, Wentz helped the Eagles to an 11–2 record at the time he went down with an injury. He was 2nd in the NFL in touchdown passes with 33, as well as a media and fan favorite to win MVP but missed the last three games of the season due to a season-ending ACL injury in his left knee. Led by Nick Foles, the Eagles would go on to win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots, the first in franchise history, earning Wentz a championship ring.
In 2019, Wentz became the first QB in NFL history to throw for more than 4,000 yards with no wide receiver over 500 yards. His 4,039 yards is the most in franchise history in a single season.
In 2020, Wentz took a step back which ultimately led to his benching after a week 13 match up against the Green Bay Packers. He would finish the season with a career low 57.44% completion percentage, 2,620 yards, 21 total touchdowns (16 passing; 5 rushing) and a career high 15 interceptions in a season.