What did you do over your holiday weekend and break? Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went hunting, which is no surprise given it is one of his favorite hobbies. But he did so with none other than Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels.
Wentz got an early jump on the holiday weekend after leading the Eagles to a Thursday night victory over the New York Giants, so that meant getting some time to go hunting in New Jersey. Here they are, in Sea Isle, New Jersey, with Wentz in camo.
To some, the combination of Carson Wentz and Mike Trout may come off as a bit random. But keep in mind that Trout, a Millville, New Jersey native, is an avid Eagles fan with season tickets to Eagles games. As much of a star as Trout may be, getting a chance to go hunting with his favorite NFL team’s franchise quarterback must have been a bit of a thrill in itself.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) December 11, 2016
Of course, some Philadelphia fans were left hoping this could be a way to lure Trout to the Phillies in the years to come once he becomes a free agent in 2021.
Mike Trout is at the Eagles game today. Just a matter of time until the Phillies trade for him. pic.twitter.com/gCeLwGRQ2B
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) October 23, 2016
But this is also the time of year for giving. Wentz made sure to show his offensive line his gratitude by giving each member of the offensive line a personalized Beretta shotgun. The gift seemed to be well received by those receiving the gift this holiday season, but gun-violence-prevention group CeaseFirePA decided to go a step further on Wentz’s gift-giving by providing safety locks for each recipient.
“Our staff’s immediate reaction to the news about Wentz’s gifts to his teammates was to ensure that the gifts were used safely and responsibly,” Shira Goodman, CeaseFirePA’s executive director.
That sounds reasonable, especially considering this season saw one Eagles player, wide receiver Josh Huff, charged with unlawful possession of a gun, leading to his release from the team. More recently, linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested after leaving a loaded gun in his backpack at the airport in Miami.
Here’s hoping the Eagles offensive linemen handle these new guns with great responsibility.
But there was more gift-giving to the Eagles, courtesy of none other than Mike Trout (see how we tie this all together?), of course. Trout sent every single player on the Eagles a new pair of Nike sneakers, decked out in an Eagles color-scheme.
Every Eagles player got a pair of Nikes courtesy of Mike Trout. These belong to Zach Ertz pic.twitter.com/xxnBpOwghI
— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) December 28, 2016
Now, who did the artwork on that attached note? Because that is some solid last-minute work right there.