NFL anthem protesters put to shame


Carl Wentz, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, is a very passionate christian. During an interview on CSNPhily he stressed how important it was for him to share his love for Jesus without bothering people or being preachy. “You’re always walking that fine line, without a doubt,” he told them. “I always tell people, for example, if you love your job, you love your wife, you love what you do, you’re going to talk about it. Well, I love Jesus. That’s what I love, so I’m going to talk about it.”

Then he said something quite meaningful: “But I’m not going to force it down your throat, either. So it’s definitely a fine line that I’m constantly trying to walk, and at the end of the day, just kind of how I live and what I’m about and hopefully can kind of speak through. If that makes sense.”


Wentz is no zealot. Quite the opposite really. He’s the kind of person capable of talking about his religious beliefs for hours, if prompted to do so. On his press conferences it’s quite like him to quote the bible or talk about Jesus. This is just who he is and it’s actually quite natural for him.

In a Sport where some players are so full of themselves that their main focus seems to be to protest by disrespecting our national anthem, Carl Wentz is a glimmer of hope.