Carson Wentz Next NFL Team Odds

The Washington Commanders have released QB Carson Wentz.


From Bad to Worse for Carson Wentz

NFL betting fans will know that the Washington Commanders have made a lot of questionable moves in recent years, but perhaps none worse than last season trading for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz. Washington made a concerted effort to sign Wentz even though the Colts may well have released him due to poor form.

Wentz was a bust in his one season in Indy and a bust this past season in Washington, throwing for 1,755 yards with 11 TDs and nine picks in eight games. Coach Ron Rivera gave Wentz one last chance to save his Commanders career on New Year’s Day as Rivera started Wentz in a must-win game against Cleveland – he had been hurt and then the No. 2 behind Taylor Heinicke – but Wentz was truly horrid in throwing for 143 yards and three picks in a 24-10 loss that ended Washington’s wild-card hopes.

There was no chance Wentz would be back after that, and he has officially been released. The move saves Washington $26.176 million on the salary cap this offseason. The Commanders ended up trading two third-round picks and swapping second-round picks in 2022 to acquire Wentz from Indianapolis. Yikes!

While Wentz’s career as a starting QB might be finished in the NFL at age 30, the former No. 2 overall pick in the draft should be in demand. Wentz has potential as a quality backup and can sign ASAP with a team because he was released instead of having to wait until the new league year starts March 15.

Let’s break down the latest online sports betting options at the best online sportsbook sites for Wentz’s next team.

Wentz as Insurance for Mahomes?

The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are the +300 favorites on this prop, and there are worse things to do than go sit behind Patrick Mahomes, make millions of dollars and win Super Bowl rings. Mahomes’ backup the past couple of seasons was veteran Chad Henne, who retired following KC’s 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

Wentz actually could start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+400) with the retirement of Tom Brady. The only current QB on the Bucs’ roster is former second-round pick Kyle Trask, who has attempted three regular-season passes in his career. The Bucs do want to bring in a veteran to compete with Trask in training camp.

NFL player Carson Wentz looking dejected following a loss

Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz talks to reporters after a 24-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Landover, Md. The Commanders released Wentz Monday, Feb. 27, 2023.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Las Vegas Raiders (+600) might be in the need for QB if they are unable to trade for Aaron Rodgers, although the Silver & Black could take one with the No. 7 overall pick in the draft. Wentz could serve as the backup in Buffalo  (+700) to MVP candidate Josh Allen.

Arizona (+700) is interesting because Cards starting QB Kyler Murray might not be ready for the start of the 2023 campaign as he recovers from a torn ACL.

Atlanta (+700) just released veteran Marcus Mariota, who started most of last season. The new head coach in Carolina (+700) is Frank Reich, the former Colts coach who pushed for the original Wentz trade from Philadelphia, where Reich was Wentz’s offensive coordinator for a while, to Indianapolis.

Rounding out the sports betting odds are the Jets (+800), Texans (+800) and Saints (+1000) round out the NFL favorites, but Wentz playing next up in Canada in the CFL is +2000 and the same price for the XFL. The 2023 XFL season is currently underway.

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Joseph Ellison

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