NFL: Lions and Rams still interested in Carson Wentz
Around 6:00 p.m.
ET on Tuesday, the NFL reported that the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions had interest in quarterback Carson Wentza.
The Rams were the first team to make a bid on the No. 2 overall pick and were willing to give him a bigger raise than the $1.5 million he was offered to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018.
The Lions were not interested in a trade for Wentz, but the team did want to explore the possibility of adding a backup quarterback, the league said.
The Detroit Lions have been without a quarterback since Josh Freeman suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 3.
The Eagles are also in need of a backup after trading for Joe Banner.
The Jaguars have also been interested in Wentz but were unable to complete a deal for him.
Here’s a look at the current landscape for the quarterbacks position in the NFL.
Carson Wentzy (Philadelphia Eagles) The No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Wentz started the first two games of the 2018 season and was a mainstay on the Eagles’ offense.
However, Wentzy’s play fell off in the second half of the season.
Wentzy missed seven games in 2018 and was suspended for the second game of the year.
In 2019, Wentzman started nine games for the Eagles, but his play declined to his liking.
He threw three interceptions, completed 23-of-38 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for eight yards on seven carries.
He also was sacked three times.
Wentz was cut by the Eagles after the 2019 season.
He was traded to the Detroit Lions in 2018, where he played for a total of one season.
Josh Freeman (Dallas Cowboys) Freeman was the top quarterback on Dallas’ depth chart entering the 2018 and 2019 seasons, but it was clear he had the talent to be the No, 2 overall choice.
He completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,972 yards and 32 touchdowns in the two seasons he was with the Cowboys.
Freeman led the NFL in passing touchdowns with 39 in 2017, and was the No., 6 overall pick by the Lions in the 2019 NFL Draft.
After a successful NFL career, Freeman is now an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Carson Palmer (Arizona Cardinals) Palmer was the third overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2017 NFL Draft after the veteran quarterback finished his rookie season as the league’s best passer.
He finished the season with a career-best 7,067 passing yards, with 36 touchdowns and no interceptions.
In 2018, Palmer completed 59.5 percent of passes for 1,976 yards and 28 touchdowns with no interceptions, while throwing for 1.637 yards per attempt and six touchdowns.
Palmer was traded from Arizona to the Miami Dolphins in 2019.
Palmer finished the 2019 regular season with 6,769 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
The Miami Dolphins were interested in acquiring Palmer, but ultimately chose not to pursue him.
Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) Flacco was the fourth overall pick at the 2017 Draft by the Baltimore Ravens and led the team in passing yards and passing touchdowns.
Flacco finished the 2017 season with 3,873 passing yards for 2,907 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Baltimore Ravens traded their first-round pick to the New England Patriots in 2018 for Flacco, but he was traded back to the Ravens for two second-round picks in 2019 and 2020.
Flaver had the second-most passing yards in NFL history with 2,664, which was surpassed by Tom Brady in 2015 with 2.8 million passing yards.
In 2020, Flacco threw for 4,895 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Joe Haden (New York Jets) Haden had a good rookie season for the New York Jets, completing 58.6 percent of the passes for 2.534 yards and four touchdowns.
Haden finished with 4,929 passing yards before the trade to the Jets.
In 2021, Haden threw for 2 and 3 touchdowns in a single game for the Jets, and completed 54.6 and 56.1 percent of throws for 2 touchdowns, respectively.
The Jets also selected Connor Cook in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft with the No.’s 10 and 11 picks.
Joe Webb (Baltimore Bengals) Webb played in all 16 games for Baltimore last season, and finished with 899 yards passing with 14 touchdowns.
He had two interceptions.
Webb was traded by the Bengals to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019, and started one game for them in 2020.
Webb is now a coach with Cleveland.
Joe Mixon (Indianapolis Colts) Mixon was the best running back in the AFC West in 2019 after leading the league in rushing yards (1,922) and rushing touchdowns (four).
Mixon led the league with 877 rushing yards, and rushed for 2 scores.
Mixon finished the year