What’s the Best Carson Wentz NFL Comparison?

Updated: January 29, 2016

North Dakota QB Carson Wentz is getting a lot of hype these days. The reasons include his tangibles, delivery, winning pedigree and the lack of a clear cut #1 in this class.

With that said, what’s the best NFL comparison for Wentz?

Alex Smith seems to be a fitting comparison for Carson Wentz. The only problem? Smith went #1 overall coming out of Utah as a spread option quarterback. I am not sure Wentz can be successful as an option QB. He hasn’t been asked to do it at North Dakota but we’ll see:

Could Ben Roethlisberger be the correct Carson Wentz comparison? I don’t think so but people tend to tweet a lot of random comparisons this time of the year:

People also are throwing around the Joe Flacco comparison but that’s too easy. And Joe Flacco has world class arm strength. Until I see Wentz throw it 70+ yards through the air in rhythm, I’ll chill on that.

There is also a small Blaine Gabbert comparison out there. Wentz like Gabbert will come into the league basically with two years of meaningful experience. I think Wentz throws a better ball due to his pocket mechanics but I can’t lie like I’ve never thought of this comparison either.

So what’s the best comparison? Let’s hear yours.


  1. Brian armstrong

    January 31, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Carson only has two yrs college exp. Strong big athletic. Ran multiple offensive schemes. Needs time to fully develope behind a vet. To learn the nfl game.

    • D. Wash

      February 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      I agree. I like his physical tools and feel for the game but he throws into a lot of windows that even in Div II/FCS weren’t good throws. In the NFL those get picked. He needs at least a year to sit and watch the speed of the game.

  2. Mike Margittai

    February 2, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Personally, I see a lot of Carson Palmer in Wentz. I’m a hard sell on QBs, but seeing Wentz in person last week, especially seeing the way he led his teammates, had great aptitude and awareness, whether it was his rep or just taking mental reps during the other QBs’ reps.. he isn’t perfect, but all the tools are in place, physically and mentally.