By Lew Gould

The Chiefs have signed ex-Eagles QB Carson Wentz, according to Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz.

The veteran QB got a one-year deal from Kansas City.

The Eagles second-overall pick in 2016 spent 2023 campaign as Matthew Stafford‘s backup on the Rams. Wentz ended up getting into two games, including a start against the 49ers in the regular season finale. The 31-year-old completed 17 of his 24 pass attempts in that game, throwing for 163 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in an eventual Rams victory. Wentz was also active on the ground in that game, compiling 56 yards and a touchdown on 17 rushes.

Wentz will surely slide into that primary backup role, with the veteran bringing 93 games of starting experience to Kansas City. He got his last extended look as a starter with Washington in 2022. In seven starts (eight appearances) that season, Wentz completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 1,755 yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Wentz was briefly demoted to QB2 after returning from a fractured finger, but he regained the starting gig down the stretch of that season.

Of course, the Chiefs are hoping Wentz will barely see the field in 2024. Patrick Mahomes has been incredibly healthy in his six years as a full-time starter, only missing four regular season games.

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