After missing half of the season due to injury, Carson Wentz is returning to the NFL by signing with the Rams as Stafford's backup quarterback.
verified by Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports and reported by KPRC 2.
Wentz will start as the Rams' primary backup right away.
This choice was made in response to Rypien's challenges substituting for the injured Stafford during the Packers' Week 9 loss.
After spending three years with the Broncos, Rypien was just acquired by the Rams and only completed 47.4% of passes in the 20-3 defeat.
After the bye week, Stafford should return after healing from his thumb injury. Wentz will provide Head Coach McVay with a seasoned backup option in the interim.
Against the Rams, Wentz had a pivotal moment in his career.
He helped the Eagles qualify for the postseason but also suffered an ACL tear that ended the season, which allowed Foles to have a successful SB run.
Wentz looked for another opportunity in the summer and fall of 2021–2022, following short stints with the Colts and Commanders in 2021–2022.
He played in the NFL for the last time in Week 17 of the prior season.