Carson Wentz has made his mark as one of the top quarterbacks in the National Football League. Undoubtedly, the player is one of the best on the Philadelphia Eagles’ team. He was chosen by the Eagles in the 2016 draft and was the first quarterback as well as the second overall selection that year. Carson continues to make giant strides for the Eagles, he led the team to win the Super Bowl LII championship in 2017 after defeating New England Patriots. Interestingly, he also made his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2017. Learn more about the Eagles’ quarterback below.
Carson Wentz Bio
Carson James Wentz was born on the 30th day of December 1992 in Raleigh City of North Carolina, United States. He was raised by American parents, Cathy Domres and her husband Doug Wentz. He spent the first three years of his life at North Carolina before his family eventually moved to North Dakota. There, he kicked off his football career at Century High School situated in Bismarck. He also participated in other sporting activities including baseball and basketball.
Soon after his graduation, Carson Wentz enrolled at North Dakota University where he completed his college career. He was redshirted in his first year in 2011 and the following year, Carson joined the college football team serving as a backup quarterback to Brock Jensen for the first two seasons. He became the starting quarterback for the last two seasons of his college career. Among other things, the star player helped the team to win four NCAA championships. He completed 228 passes for 3,111 yards as a junior and 130 passes for 1,651 yards in his senior year. He graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.
During the NFL draft of 2016, Carson Wentz was among the top prospects in the draft. He was later selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as the second overall pick in the draft. Amazingly, he was the first quarterback to be selected in the draft. Joining the Eagles, Carson penned a four-year rookie deal worth $26.67 million. He was named the starting quarterback for the team following the departure of Sam Bradford. During his rookie year, Carson had 607 passing attempts which became the second-highest by a rookie after Andrew Luck’s 627 in 2012.
The outstanding quarterback completed 379 out of 607 passing yards as a rookie in 2016. The following year, he led the Eagles to clinch their first Super Bowl Championship title after beating the New England Patriots. In the same year, he also got selected to his first Pro Bowl while receiving the Bert Bell Award for his spectacular performance. Entering the 2018 season as the 3rd best player in the league, Carson suffered an ACL injury which caused him to miss the first two games of the season. Becoming active again, he played eleven games, pulling off 3,074 passing yards with 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
His Salary and Net Worth
His net worth has been estimated to be around $16 million. The NFL player signed a rookie deal worth $26.67 million. As a result of that, the star earns up to $7 million as salary. Meanwhile, it is widely anticipated that Carson will get a much higher contract before the beginning of the 2019 regular season.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Married?
Carson Wentz is now a happily married man. He got hitched to a lady named Madison Oberg in July 2018. The pair started their relationship in 2017 after the quarterback ended his previous relationship with Melissa Uhrich. They announced their engagement in February 2018 and in July, they walked down the aisle.
Madison graduated from Missouri Southern University and was a part of the Mission of Mobilization Hospitality Team that served in Haiti. Prior to their relationship, Carson dated Melissa Uhrich. The two were high school sweethearts and were together for several years. For undisclosed reasons, the couple went their separate ways in 2017. While the quarterback has been enjoying a blissful married life, he and his wife Madison are yet to have kids.
Carson Wentz’s Height and Weight
The Eagles player is very tall with an athletic body build. He stands at 6 feet 5 inches, and it has been a great advantage for him as a quarterback. He keeps the ball so high and releases it as quickly as possible. Carson has a strong lower body as well and he weighs 237 pounds (108 kg). In addition to that, Carson has an arm length of 33 ¼ inches and hand size of 10 inches.