Carson Wentz has made his mark as one of the top quarterbacks in the National Football League. He is undoubtedly one of the best players on the Philadelphia Eagles’ team. Since the Eagles drafted him in 2016, he has flourished in the highly competitive league, helping and leading the Eagles to one of the most notable sporting victories in recent history. As his career trajectory continues to rise, here is a look at his accomplishments and how it has impacted his net worth.
Carson Wentz was a College Football Superstar
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 in 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, beginning his ascent into college football stardom.
Wentz was part of the NDU football team that won three NCAA Championships between 2011 and 2013. However, it was during his junior and senior years that he asserted himself as the team’s best player. Carson completed 228 passes for 3,111 yards as a junior and 130 passes for 1,651 yards in his senior year. At the end of his college playing career, he had a passing percentage of 64.1% over 5,115 yards. He also had an impressive total of 58 touchdowns to his name. Aside from his impressive football career, he also graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.
Life as an NFL Player
During the NFL draft of 2016, Carson Wentz was among the top prospects in the draft. The Philadelphia Eagles later selected him 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 helped the Eagles to clinch their first Super Bowl Championship title after beating the New England Patriots. Entering the 2018 season as the 3rd best player in the league, his recovery from a lengthy ACL injury caused him to miss the Eagles’ first two games of the season. He went on to appear in eleven games in the regular season, recording 3,074 passing yards and 21 passing touchdowns.
However, despite a decent 2018 season, Carson Wentz has been unable to return the Eagles to the height of the 2017 season. Still, he has remained an influential presence for the team, leading them to an NFC East title in 2019 and setting the record as the first quarterback in franchise history to pass for at least 4,000 yards, with 4,039 passing yards. Since he became an NFL player, Wentz has played more than 50 games, starting every single one. He has recorded more than 14 thousand passing yards and has 100 touchdowns to his name.
He Has An Accomplishment-laden Career
Carson Wentz may have joined the NFL in 2016, but in that short time, he has recorded several accomplishments. He holds multiple NFL and Eagles records and has picked up a few notable awards. Some of his awards include – Bert Ball Award, NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Twice), Offensive Player of the Month, and Offensive Rookie of the Month. He has also been named in the Pro Bowl once, although he couldn’t play due to an injury.
So far, there are twelve NFL and Eagles records to his name. Some of them include – Most Pass Completion in a season (Eagles), Most consecutive games with 1+ TD pass with 1 INT or less (NFL), and First quarterback in team history to throw for over 4,000 yards (NFL & Eagles). At 19, he is also the current holder of the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Beyond his accolades, he is also a Super Bowl winner and won the NCAA Championship five times.
How Much Has Wentz Made So Far?
His net worth is estimated to be around $45 million. The NFL player signed a rookie deal worth $26.67 million. The deal was sizeable, but Carson Wentz’s net worth got its most significant boost in 2019 when he signed a four-year contract with the team, worth $128 million.
According to SportTrac, The deal guarantees him $107 million, the largest guaranteed cash for a player in NFL history. He is also earning an average salary of $32 million per year.
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Beyond his Eagles’ contracts, his $45 million net worth also comes from endorsement deals with companies like Bose, Sitka Gear, Bobcat, Amazon, and a few others.
Wentz Is A Happily Married Man
Carson Wentz 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 at a private venue in Bucks County.
Wentz and Madison now live together in Mullica Hill in Southern New Jersey and are well on their way to expanding their new family. The Eagles quarterback announced in November 2019 that the family is expecting their first child.
Meet Madison Oberg, Carson Wentz’s Spouse
Madison is a graduate of Missouri Southern University and was a part of the Mission of Mobilization Hospitality Team that served in Haiti. Oberg and Carson reportedly met on the mission, when she worked as an intern for the team. Her life as a philanthropist has continued as a part of Carson Wentz’s foundation, A01 Foundation, founded in 2017. On the family front, Madison has two sisters, and her parents are Brian Oberg and Lisa Broughton.