For Eagles QB Carson Wentz, the past two seasons have been challenging. In 2017, he was having an MVP caliber year before tearing his ACL late in the season, and in 2018, Wentz went down with a back injury that caused him to miss the last three games of the regular season, and the playoffs. The adversity continued for Wentz in the offseason as a report surfaced that questioned Wentz as a leader.
However, through it all, Wentz used his faith to help him through the tough times, and more specifically, he used a particular scripture from the bible.
“I have Proverbs 3:5-6 on my bicep, and it says, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight,'” Wentz said on Friday before his 2nd annual AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game. “For me, that comes to life, a lot more in certain, different circumstances.
“Going through injuries the last past few years, that really hits me hard and saying, ‘This life isn’t mine, it’s borrowed. I’m just surrendering control to him, and it’s cool to have a couple others on my body but to just have those reminders for me to realize it’s not about me, it’s about living for Christ first. It’s definitely challenging, but the word just always comes to life to me at different times.”
Wentz has a lot to prove, and with the talent that he has around him, and the ability he has shown in first three years of his career, don’t be surprised if he has a big year in 2019.