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Carson Wentz is back in the NFL!

Carson Wentz has signed with the Rams to be their starter while Matthew Stafford is hurt!

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Carson Wentz is back in the NFL! The former Eagle, Colt and Commander QB has signed a one year deal with the Rams. Wentz signed on Monday during their bye week to get acclimated with his new team. Wentz will likely be the Rams starter while Matthew Stafford is hurt. Stafford sprained his ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb in their loss to the Cowboys two weeks ago. The Georgia product did not play on their loss to the Packers last week. Brett Rypien started and did not play well. He only complete 47.5% of his passes and the Rams did not score a single touchdown. Rypien was 18 of 38 for 172 yards and 1 interception. The Rams hope that Wentz can play similar to how Baker Mayfield played when he signed with the LA last year. Mayfield was released by the Panthers last season and the Rams claimed him off of waivers. He started in 5 contests and in his first game with Rams, he led them on a last second drive to beat the Raiders on a very short week as the game was on a Thursday night. The Rams will pay him the veteran minimum which is set at 1.165 million and they will also award him with a signing bonus of $ 150,000. They will also pay him an additional $732,500 if he remains on the roster for the rest of the regular season.

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After their lost to the Packers last Sunday, the Rams released Rypien because of his poor performance. Enter Carson Wentz, a quarterback with a rollercoaster career trajectory that led him from being the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Eagles. While Wentz's time with the Eagles had its moments, he eventually was traded to the Colts in 2021 for a first and third round pick. After almost winning the MVP in 2017, his career took a drastic turn as he dealt with injuries and poor play. He spent one season with the Colts and threw 27 TD`s and only 7 INT`s. However, the Colts lost their final two games and missed the playoffs. Indy then decided to trade the North Dakota State product to the Commanders for a 2022 second-round pick and a 2022 seventh-round pick. The Colts received Washington's 2022 second-round pick, 2022 third-round pick and a conditional 2023 third-round pick. Injuries once again took their toll with Wentz as he missed seven games due to a Hand Finger Fracture. The former second overall pick ended up struggling when he returned. He did not play in the final two games as Washington wanted to see what had with then rookie Sam Howell.

This unexpected opportunity to join the Rams presented a unique chance for redemption and resurgence in his career.

The Rams, known for their aggressive and strategic front office moves, wasted no time in securing Wentz's services. The acquisition marked a bold move, especially considering Wentz's recent struggles and the uncertainty surrounding his injury history.

Wentz's playing style differs from Stafford's, but the Rams coaching staff saw potential in leveraging his strengths to keep the team's momentum alive. Known for his mobility and strong arm, Wentz could bring a new dimension to the Rams' offensive playbook. The team's talented receiving corps, anchored by Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua, could benefit from Wentz's ability to extend plays and create opportunities downfield.

Moreover, the Rams' strong offensive line and innovative play-calling under head coach Sean McVay could provide Wentz with the support and structure he needs to flourish. If Wentz can quickly adapt to the Rams' system, the team might find success in unexpected places.

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Carson Wentz's unexpected move to the Los Angeles Rams has injected a fresh storyline. The football world will be watching closely to see if Wentz can seize this opportunity for redemption and help the Rams overcome the setback of Matt Stafford's injury. As the team prepares for the second half of the regular season, the convergence of talent, strategy, and circumstance promises an exciting chapter in the ongoing drama of professional football.

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