Carson Wentz is a free-agent quarterback who has played in the NFL for 7 seasons mostly with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz was at one point in time on the cusp of winning the NFL MVP with his stellar performances. However, things have quickly taken a turn for the worse in his case. His career has come to a point where post his departure from the Eagles, he has played just one season with the Indianapolis Colts and one more with the Washington Commanders.
Carson Wentz was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 30, 1992. When Carson was just three years old, the family shifted to North Dakota and that is where he was brought up. Attending Century High School in Bismarck, Carson played basketball and baseball along with football. On the football team, Wentz not only played quarterback but was also a defensive back. Astonishingly, he graduated from high school as the valedictorian of his class. An interesting aspect of Carson is that he was only 5 feet 8 inches when he was a freshman in high school, but by the time he was a senior, he had grown to 6 feet 5 inches.
If we take a look at his college career, it shows that Wentz took time to rise the ranks, but when he did he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. He went to North Dakota State University where he played for the Bison football team. As he couldn’t get the starting spot on the team, Wentz redshirted his freshman and sophomore seasons with the starting role coming finally in his junior year. Making good of the opportunity presented to him, Wentz led his team to a 15-1 record that year. The Bison also won the national championship game that season. Wentz continued his great run the following season as well and once again he led the team to another national championship.
Even though he had had a couple of good seasons in college, the fact remained that he wasn’t able to earn the starting spot for three years and he was considered a mid-first-round selection. Things took a turn after the 2016 NFL Combine, Wentz’s Pro Day and his Wonderlic test as he put in some exceptional performances on the field while scoring the highest 40/50 on the Wonderlic. In the end, the Eagles moved up to the second spot in the 2016 NFL Draft to take him as their future quarterback.
Following the draft, Wentz was made the starter for the Eagles on an immediate basis. The franchise saw him as their permanent solution in the foreseeable future. The Eagles missed the playoffs in his rookie season as they went 7-9 and Wentz started all 16 games. However, the next season was a big turnaround as Wentz led the team to an 11-2 record in 13 games before tearing his ACL resulting in a season-ending injury. Fortunately for the Eagles, this great season continued to flourish and backup quarterback Nick Foles led the team to a commendable playoff run and the franchise’s first-ever Super Bowl win. This gave Carson his first and only ring to date.
Even though Wentz continued to have a couple more good years in Philadelphia, the team could not make deep runs in the postseason. In his last year with the Eagles, his performance started to fall as he had 15 interceptions and lost 4 fumbles as opposed to just 16 touchdowns. The degrading performance and increasing injuries led to his downfall and since then Wentz has bounced to two teams in two seasons and currently finds himself without a team.
Born in December 1992, in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, Wentz moved to North Dakota with his family. It was here that he grew up and developed an interest in sports in general, but more so in football. Carson is the younger of two boys to parents Doug Wentz and Cathy Wentz (née Domres). His older brother is Zach Wentz. After his parents divorced, Doug Wentz remarried and Carson also has a stepsister, Bailey.
Doug Wentz, the father of Carson, was also known to be a football player in his younger days. It is an important reason why Doug was able to not only support his son but also provide the necessary guidance concerning his career. In his college days, Doug played the position of a linebacker but unfortunately for him, he was unable to make it to the NFL. This made him more committed to ensuring that his son can make his dream come true.
Doug was a banker at Bismarck. Even in his hectic schedule, he tried his best to provide quality time to his kids. He tried to inculcate athletic abilities in his sons. After a long marriage though, Carson’s parents divorced and his father once again looked for a companion. He married again this time to Laurie Wentz who already had a daughter from her previous relationship.
Carson’s mother Cathy was a typical mother who wanted nothing more than the best for her children. She would make sacrifices if it meant that her children were happy. Cathy had an intuition that Carson would be good at sports even when he was young. She would be seen observing his training on the field and providing him with good food to replenish his body and energy afterwards. Cathy has been seen cheering on her son at football games from time to time.
Zack Wentz is the older brother of Carson. Zach himself was a good athlete and excelled in multiple sports. Zach was a three-time All-State athlete for Century High School. He was quite good at football, but baseball was the sport he decided to focus more on. Even though he could not make it as a professional athlete, sports is still a big part of his career. Zach has gone on to become a football and baseball coach in Bismarck. In their youth, both brothers would take turns playing as quarterback and receiver, but as soon as Carson made it to the NFL, Zach quit his job as a coach and worked alongside his brother to manage his off-the-field affairs. As for his personal life, Zach is happily married and has three kids with his wife Andie Wentz.
With regard to his married life, Carson has been happily married to his wife Madison Oberg since mid-July 2018. The pair had met just a year before and started dating. The couple met during a charity event in 2017 for Mission of Hope, Haiti where Wentz’s charity The Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation granted funds for launching a sports initiative dedicated to building a multipurpose sports complex as well as an educational center in the same complex. Soon after returning from Haiti, the couple began dating and tied the knot within a year.
Madison Oberg was born in June 1997 in Lexington, Kentucky as the third and youngest child to Brian Oberg and Lisa Broughton. She was brought up in the same city as her older siblings Lauren and Alexis Oberg. She completed her college education at Missouri State University (MSU) where she studied elementary education. Before transferring to MSU, Madison had enrolled in Ozark Christian University and after graduation, she returned there to take up a job in the admission office. Later on, she joined the Mission of the Mobilization Hospitality Team in Haiti where she would meet her future husband.
Carson Wentz and his wife Madison are parents to two beautiful girls. Their firstborn, Hadley Jayne Wentz was born just a couple of months before the pair’s second wedding anniversary. In April 2023, Hadley just celebrated her third birthday. In November 2021, the proud parents of one welcomed their second daughter into this world. Carson’s second daughter is named Hudson Rose Wentz who will be celebrating her third birthday this coming November. The good news doesn’t end here as very recently the beautiful couple have just announced that they are expecting another girl soon in their wonderful life.
Carson Wentz is very active on his social media. He keeps in touch with his fans from all across the world and is always sharing the new and interesting things going on in his life with his fans. He can be followed through his social media handles which are as below:
Twitter - Carson Wentz - @cj_wentz
Instagram - Carson Wentz - @cj_wentz11
Carson Wentz has accumulated a lot of money up until now as an NFL quarterback. He has spent seven good years in the league till now and with age on his side, he can expect to play on for another few years at the very least. Carson’s net worth as of today is estimated to be $78 million. According to Sportrac, Wentz signed his 4-year rookie contract worth $26,676,338 with the Philadelphia Eagles which had a $17,600,973 signing bonus.
After his rookie deal was coming to an end, Wentz signed another 4-year extension with the Eagles worth a staggering $128 million which would have seen him in Philadelphia till 2024.
Along with his salary from the NFL, Carson’s wealth has also grown with his endorsements off the field.
Carson Wentz was at one point one of the biggest names in the NFL after being drafted second overall. With some good performances on the field, Wentz began receiving endorsement deals from various well-known brands such as Nike, NRG, Bobcat, Amazon, Sanford Health, Bose, Scheels, and BlackRidge Bank. According to reports, Wentz has earned over $4 million thanks to his endorsements.
To say that Carson Wentz was somewhat of a late bloomer may not be an understatement. After all, Wentz was unable to get the starting role in his college for the first couple of years. Even so, when he got drafted into the NFL, he was already a five-time FCS champion and he had started in two of those games winning back-to-back MVPs. His other notable accolades are as below:
Super Bowl Champion (Super Bowl LII)
2017 Bert Bell Award Winner
2017 Pro Bowl
2017 Second Team All-Pro
Carson Wentz signed his rookie contract with the Eagles in 2016 which was a 4-year deal worth $26,676,338. He then signed another 4-year extension worth $128 million out of which a good amount of $66 million was fully guaranteed at the time of signing.
As is the case with almost all professional athletes, Carson Wentz is also very particular with what goes on in his body. Hence, it came to light a few years ago that Wentz had decided to completely do away with meat and had turned solely vegan in his attempt to cut down on some excess weight and improve his overall body shape. Along with that, Wentz had stopped eating junk food such as pizza for several months.
For the 2022 season, Carson Wentz played for the Washington Commanders after he was let go by the Indianapolis Colts after just one season. Therefore, at present Wentz and his family are living in a house in Leesburg, Virginia just 40 miles northwest of Washington, DC. His luxurious new house consists of 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and sits on a huge 3-acre lot. Other rooms in the house are two office rooms, a game room, a rec room, a wet bar, a gym, and a 300-bottle wine cellar with a tasting room.
The total area of the house is 7,280 square feet and previously belonged to the Commanders’ Head Coach Jay Gruden. The Kitchen is well stacked with two refrigerators and two dishwashers plus a six-burner gas stove. In the middle is a 10-foot marble top island with seating capacity. The backyard has a nice pool, swim spa, hot tub and covered pavilion.
With a seven-year career in the NFL behind him, Wentz is currently at a point in his career where he should have had a stable role as a starting quarterback. Unfortunately for him though, the turn of events has not worked out in his favor and he has gone from a potential MVP candidate to a free agent looking for a team to pick him up. At just thirty years of age, Wentz still has a lot to offer the game but it remains to be seen how his future shapes out.
A. The Washington Commanders have released Carson Wentz after just one season. As of now, Wentz is a free agent and looking for a team.
A. Over seven years, Carson Wentz has started 92 regular season games and his win-loss record stands at 46-45-1.
A. As of 2023, Carson Wentz has an expected net worth of $78 million. Most of his earnings are from his NFL salary while brand endorsements have also added to his income.
A. Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first ring in Super Bowl LII. Although Wentz was hurt and could not play in the playoffs, backup quarterback Nick Foles carried on with the Eagles' great run and they managed to defeat the mighty New England Patriots.