Carson Wentz is an American NFL footballer who plays in a quarterback position for his current team, the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles’ second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, making him the FCS’s highest-drafted player. He made his professional NFL debut for Philadelphia Eagles in the 2016 regular season. Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts on March 17th, 2021 in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-round pick. He was reunited with former Philadelphia Eagles’ coordinator and current Indianapolis Colts’ head coach Frank Reich. During his training camp, he suffered a foot injury that required surgery. He underwent the surgery on 2nd August 2021. He played college football at North Dakota State, where he won five NCAA FCS national championships. His most successful season was in 2017 when he led the Eagles to an 11-2 record. He made his first TV show appearance on the talk show, “The Dan Patrick Show”.
What makes Carson Wentz so famous?
- Being one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the NFL.
- Being a player for the Indianapolis
- For his friendship with Major League Baseball player Mike Trout.
Where is Carson Wentz originally from?
Carson Wentz took birth on 30th December 1992. He was originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, the USA but he moved to North Dakota with his family at the age of three where he spent his early childhood. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. Thus, his race is White. His birth name is Carson James Wentz. He celebrated his 28th birthday as of 2020. About his parents, he was born to his father, Doug Wentz, and her mother, Cathy Domres. His father was a linebacker at Northern State. He also has two siblings; Zach Wentz (brother) and Luke Wentz (brother). He follows the Christianity religion and his Zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Carson Wentz attended the Century High School in Bismarck and graduated in 2011. During his high school, he played defensive back, and also he played basketball and baseball for the Patriots. He was selected as the valedictorian of his class. He then graduated from NDSU in 2016 with a degree in health and physical education, finishing with a 4.0 GPA and twice earning 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.
Carson Wentz Football Career Timeline
- Carson Wentz played football for North Dakota State. He was redshirted during his first season with the Bison.
- As a redshirt freshman in 2012, he was the backup quarterback to Brock Jensen and played in his first collegiate game on September 22.
- He finished the season completing 12-of-16 pass attempts for 144 passing yards and two touchdowns and ended his redshirt sophomore season completing 22-of-30 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown.
- He became the Bison starting quarterback during his junior year in 2014. During his first start, he completed 18-of-28 pass attempts for 204 yards in a 34-14 victory on August 30 in the Big 12 Conference. His best game that season was at Missouri State, where he threw for 247 yards and five touchdowns.
- On 10th January 2015, Carson started in his first national championship game against Illinois State and passed for 287 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 87 yards and scored a touchdown on a five-yard run to give North Dakota State the lead with 37 seconds left. NDSU won their fourth consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship game, 29-27.
- He started all 16 games in 2014, completing 228 of 358 passes for 3,111 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
- On 9th January 2016, he led the Bison to its fifth straight FCS title, running for two touchdowns and throwing for a third.
- On 28th April 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles selected him in the first round with the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year deal worth $26.67 million, fully guaranteed, featuring a $17.6 million signing bonus on 12th May 2016.
- During his first preseason of 2016, he suffered a rib injury. Later, he recovered from the injury during the 2016 regular season.
- Then, he was officially named the starter for the Eagles’ 2016 season opener against the Cleveland Browns on 5th September and made his first regular-season start on September 11 against the Cleveland Browns, throwing for 278 passing yards and 2 touchdowns in the 29-10 victory.
- He set a single-season franchise record with 607 pass attempts during his 2016 season
- He finished with 307 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception from a pass tipped at the line of scrimmage during his Week 1 in his 2017 season. The Eagles won by a score of 30-17. After then, he played against the Kansas City Chiefs where he threw for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Additionally, he rushed for 55 yards in the 27-20 loss.
- Then, he played against Arizona Cardinals in Week 5, against Los Angeles Rams in Week 14.
- He finished the 2017 year with 3,296 passing yards, 33 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, a 60.2 completion percentage, and a 101.9 quarterback rating.
- He underwent successful surgery on his ACL on 13th December 2017.
- During his 2018 season, he missed the first two games due to injury.
- Then, he played the first game of the 2018 season against Indianapolis Colts in Week 3, the game was won by Eagles with a score of 20-16.
- He had to deal with a back injury and the Eagles not wanting to risk further injury decided to shut him down for the season and put Nick Foles as the starter for the rest of the season and the playoffs.
- On 6th June 2019, the Eagles signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million contract extension with $107 million guaranteed, keeping him under contract through the 2024 season.
- In the Week 1 game of the 2019 season against Washington Redskins, he threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles won 32-27.
- He helped lead the Eagles to a 34-27 victory with three passing touchdowns in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers.
- After that, he played against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13, against the New York Giants in Week 14, against the Redskins in Week 15, against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16, against the New York Giants in Week 17.
- He finished the 2019 season with 4,039 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
- He played against the Washington Football team in Week 1 of the 220 seasons where he threw for 270 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions as the Eagles lost 27-17.
- In Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams, he continued to struggle, throwing for 242 yards and two interceptions during the 37-19 loss.
- In Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he threw two more interceptions during the 23-23 tie game.
- Against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8, he struggled to throw for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and two interceptions during a 23-9 win.
- Then, he played against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12, against the Green Bay Packers in Week 13.
- He scored 21 total touchdowns (16 passing, 5 rushings). Whereas, he led the league in interceptions thrown (15), total turnovers (19), and sacks taken (50). He ended up leading the league in all of those categories at the end of the season despite only playing in 12 games.
- On 17th March 2021, he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-round pick.
- During his training camp, he suffered a foot injury that required surgery. He underwent the surgery on 2nd August 2021.
Awards and Achievements
- Super Bowl champion (LII)
- Bert Bell Award (2017)
- Pro Bowl – 2017
- 3× Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week – Weeks 1, 3, and 5, 2016
- 2× NFC Offensive Player of the Week – Week 3, 2016 and Week 7, 2017
- NFC Offensive Player of the Month – October 2017
- NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month – September 2016
- Most pass completions through the first 24 games of his career (540)
- Most consecutive games with 1+ TD pass with 1 INT or less (Current streak is 22 games surpassing Matt Ryan’s 21 from December 2015- Sept. 2017)
- First QB in history to have a 4,000-yard season without having a single receiver with at least 500 receiving yards
- First QB in history to throw for 20 or more TDs and 7 or less INT in 3 consecutive seasons
Eagles franchise records
- The first quarterback in team history to throw for over 4,000 yards: 4,039 (2019)
- Most passing touchdowns in a season: 33 (2017)
- Most pass completions in a season: 388 (2019)
- Most pass attempts in a season: 607 (2016 & 2019)
- Most touchdown passes in the 1st quarter (3, 2017)
- Most touchdown passes in a calendar month (14, October 2017)
- Consecutive games with a touchdown pass (20, November 2018 – September 2020)
- Season completion percentage: 69.6% (2018) (minimum 6 starts)
- Lowest interception percentage: 1.2% (2019) (minimum 11 starts)
Who is Carson Wentz Wife? Carson Wentz High School Love Story
Carson Wentz is a married man at present. He announced his engagement with his long-term girlfriend, Madison Oberg on 6th February 2018 after the Eagles’ victory in Super Bowl LII. Then, the duo got married on 16th July 2018. Their wedding took place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the USA. Their daughter, Hadley Jayne was born in April 2020. Carson’s wife, Madison is currently pregnant with their second baby. As of today, the family is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
Prior to marrying Madison Oberg, he dated Melissa Uhrich, a registered nurse while studying in high school together. Despite having achieved fame, Carson has strived to keep his relationship private. However, he occasionally tweets about her, and once wished her on the eve of Valentine’s Day in 2017. In one of his interviews with ESPN, he shed some light on their relationship by revealing that they had decided to live apart until they got married.
Carson Wentz also launched the AO1 Foundation. He started a project in 2018 in conjunction with Mission of Hope Haiti to build a sports complex in the country. He held the first annual AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game at Citizens Bank Park on 1st June 2018. It was announced that the game brought in over $850,000 when 25,000+ fans attended the event.
What is the Carson Wentz Annual Salary and Net Worth?
Carson Wentz is a professional NFL footballer who has made a huge sum of money from his professional career. As of 2021, the net worth of Carson is estimated to have $45 Million and his present annual salary is $32,000,000. On 12th May 2016, he signed a four-year deal worth $26.67 million, fully guaranteed, featuring a $17.6 million signing bonus with Philadelphia Eagles. On June 6, 2019, the Eagles signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million contract extension with $107 million guaranteed, keeping him under contract through the 2024 season. He has also appeared in the following TV commercials such as Panini NFL Trading, Cards, Bose, Sanford Orthopedics, Bridgestone, Scheels. His main source of wealth comes from his football career and he is living a luxurious lifestyle as of today.
What is Carson Wentz Height?
Carson Wentz is a very handsome man with an athletic body build. As a freshman, he was 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) in height, grew to 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) as a senior. His present height is 6 ft 5 in or 196 cm and his balanced bodyweight consists of 108 Kg or 237 lbs. His hair color is honey blonde and his eye color is blue. He has a tall and imposing body. His other body measurements is unavailable at a moment.