The Kansas City Chiefs and Carson Wentz agree to a one-year deal. The 2017 Second Team All-Pro quarterback will be Patrick Mahomes’ backup in the team’s quest for an unprecedented third consecutive Super Bowl title.

Wentz suited up for the Los Angeles Rams last season as Matthew Stafford’s backup. But while under contract for 11 games, he saw action in only two, including one start.

The former North Dakota State standout has become a journeyman in his last four NFL seasons. After spending five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Indianapolis Colts traded for him during the 2021 offseason.

After one year with the Colts, he joined the Washington Commanders. He lasted one season with the NFC East squad before signing with the Rams.

Wentz has 153 touchdown passes and 67 interceptions in eight NFL seasons. Meanwhile, he already has a championship ring after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52. However, Nick Foles gets credit for the victory after Wentz suffered a season-ending ACL tear.

While keeping Mahomes in every down is the Chiefs’ goal, they can use Wentz as a decoy during goal-line situations or as the quarterback who will execute quarterback sneaks. Unlike Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, and Matt Moore, Wentz has the mobility to gain yards with his legs.

His salary as a backup quarterback won’t be massive. However, he has earned an estimated $129.4 million throughout his career.

-Lance Fernandez