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Carson Wentz embracing his role as Patrick Mahomes' backup

7/8/2024 2:26:37 PM
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Former No.2-overall pick Carson Wentz fully embraced his backup era after signing with the Rams last season and he is doing so again with the Chiefs in 2024 according to Adam Teicher of

Given that the Chiefs are seeking their third-straight Super Bowl title with the league's best quarterback at the help, it seems unlikely that Patrick Mahomes will need much help from Wentz barring injury but Wentz has vowed to find ways to boost his teammate this season.

“I’ll find a way to help him whatever way I can, whether that’s off the field, on the field, whatever,” Wentz told Teicher.  

While Wentz is in Kansas City to support Mahomes, he still hopes for a chance to play a bigger role again in the future and wants to “keep getting better on the field” despite the backup role. The close view to Mahomes may help on that front.

“He just processes the game really quickly,” Wentz said. “He calls protections, he’s in and out of the huddle and throwing anticipatory throws, all that stuff, all that stuff you see from afar. But it’s just fun to see it and in some respects just see different windows on plays that maybe you didn’t see before because he’s playing so quickly out there.”

Wentz may not get another chance as a starter after failed stints in Philly, Indianapolis, and Washington but working with Mahomes and for head coach Andy Reid should help his chances of continuing to find work around the league in the years to come.

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