Quarterback Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles has always given God the glory during the good times, such as being a high draft pick and winning a Super Bowl (although he was injured and couldn’t play in the game). He also praises God when things don’t go as well.
Wentz threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles during a recent loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The next day, however, he posted a message thanking God and pledging to work harder, according to a Faithwire story
“Praise HIM in victory & defeat, the hills and the valleys, the good and the bad,” Wentz wrote. “No excuses whatsoever… time to go to work and be better. Gotta keep fighting and keep believing! Gonna be a fun ride the rest of the season! #AO1 #flyeaglesfly.”
Wentz is known for his Christian faith. His Twitter bio reads, in order: “Follower of Christ | Husband | QB for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
“#AO1” is a reference to “Audience of One” – a phrase commonly used among Christian athletes but also the name of Wentz’s Audience of One Foundation, which he founded in 2017. The foundation includes a food ministry, an outdoors ministry for children with physical challenges and life-threatening illnesses, and a Haitian sports ministry.
Wentz was drafted out of North Dakota State University in the first round and was a critical part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship team in 2017. Philadelphia was 11-2 when he suffered a season-ending injury that year. Nick Foles, a quarterback also known for his Christian faith, replaced Wentz. Foles, a former backup for the Kansas City Chiefs, now plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
When he was injured in 2017, Wentz posted on Twitter, “I greatly appreciate all the prayers! I know my God is a powerful one with a perfect plan. Time to just lean into him and trust whatever the circumstances! #Proverbs3:5-6”