December 29, 2016
Carson Wentz had been in the news for how he spent his first holiday season in Philadelphia, and now, we find out that the Eagles quarterback spent some of his $26.67 million contract to treat his teammates for Christmas.
Specifically, the avid hunter (and Mike Trout’s new bestie) bought guns for his offensive linemen.
The common practice holds that the quarterback treats his offensive line (usually with food) for doing the grunt work and keeping him upright. Wentz followed through this Christmas, purchasing personalized Beretta for each of his linemen. From Tim McManus of ESPN.com:
"This is an awesome gun. I'm excited about it," said Allen Barbre, a fellow hunter. Barbre believes the Beretta model is a Silver Pigeon, which retails around $2,000 a pop. "I don't know if I'll shoot it, though. It's pretty nice."
"I haven't really held a gun or anything before," rookie Isaac Seumalo said. "But I'm more than thankful for it. It looks sweet. Carson said he'd teach me how to use it and all that good stuff."
Now, hopefully, Howie Roseman can get Wentz some weapons this offseason.
As long as Wentz as the Eagles quarterback, his love of hunting is going to come up periodically, but for now I have only a single question: Did Lane Johnson get one?
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