|Full Name:||Carson James Wentz|
|Place of Birth:||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Education:||North Dakota State|
|Parents:||Doug Wentz, Cathy Domres|
Carson James Wentz is a quarterback in the National Football League who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles.
At his best, Wentz is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL, as he is able to use his legs to extend plays and with enough arm strength to move the ball vertically down the field. His quarterback play has helped his team win a Super Bowl at an early stage of his career.
Carson Wentz played his high school football in his home state of North Dakota at Century High School.
Wentz grew a total of nine inches from his freshman year of high school to his senior year, with that added height making him a more ideal size to play quarterback. Despite his size, Wentz was not a coveted prospect in the remote northern state of North Dakota, where he stayed to play his college football.
While most NFL quarterbacks play their college football at big-name FBS schools, Carson Wentz played at the FCS level in college. He played for North Dakota State University, and became one of the most decorated college football players ever. Wentz started out as a backup quarterback in his redshirt freshman year, not taking over as the starter until his redshirt junior season.
His first collegiate game as a starter came against FBS opponents Iowa State from the Big 12. He led the Bison to a 34-14 victory, in what could have been the best game in program history. That season saw him win his first FCS title as the starting quarterback.
Wentz led the Bison to a second title the year after that, and was a part of the Bison roster for a total of five FCS titles.
Carson Wentz was drafted with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by coach Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz was the first quarterback taken by the Eagles in round one since club legend Donovan McNabb was taken in the first round out of Syracuse. Wentz was supposed to be the second string quarterback for his rookie season, but was hurried into the starting role when the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings that offseason.
Wentz made his NFL debut that season opener against the Cleveland Browns. He remained the starter into 2017, when an ACL injury cut his season short. In Wentz’s absence, the Eagles stormed through the 2017 postseason to earn the first Super Bowl in franchise history. That title came in Super Bowl LII, when the Eagles beat arguably the best quarterback in NFL history in Tom Brady and his New England Patriots.
Wentz returned early in the 2018 season for the Eagles, and has remained the starter since with the exception of a few weeks where he has been sidelined due to injury. He has racked up over 1,400 pass completions and 100 touchdown passes in his five seasons in the NFL despite missing time due to his knee injury in 2017. In a market full of some of the most ruthless fans in the NFL, Wentz has showed great poise through the ups and downs.
Carson Wentz signed a four-year contract extension, a $128 million deal, with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019. Wentz also has a wide range of endorsement deals in his portfolio.
He is a spokesman for companies including Amazon, Nike, and Bose. Those relationships with big-name brands, along with his lucrative contract, have resulted in Wentz’s net worth reaching approximately $79million.
Carson Wentz was born to Doug Wentz and Cathy Domres in Raleigh, North Carolina before his family moved to North Dakota. Wentz has two brothers, Zach Wentz and Luke Domres. Wentz is married to Madison Oberg, who he announced his engagement to shortly after Super Bowl LII. The two have a daughter together as of April of 2020. Wentz started the AO1 foundation in 2017, and has performed charitable acts such as building a sporting complex in Haiti.