Eagles QB Carson Wentz has inked a deal with the Outdoor Sportsman Group for a new digital series Wentz Bros. Outdoors.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “vignettes currently available online feature Wentz and his brother dustin’ some clays, as well as hunting whitetail deer.”
Wentz announced the partnership earlier this week:
My brother & I are excited to have Wentz Bros Outdoors partner with the Outdoor Channel to become their first digital media series! Episodes will be released every Tuesday, starting tonight, with new ones coming in 6 weeks! #PSALM19:1
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) June 5, 2018
In a recent press release, the Outdoor Sportsman Group’s president and CEO Jim Liberatore underscored the passion both Carson Wentz and his brother Zach share for the outdoors.
“We are extremely excited to highlight the outdoor lifestyle passions of Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz and his brother Zach through their digital original series within our OutdoorChannel.com platform,” Liberatore said. “Carson and Zach are passionate about sharing their love of hunting and the outdoors – almost as much as their other Sunday sporting pursuits!”
Wentz Bros Outdoors will showcase the outdoor lifestyle through short video vignettes of hunting, fishing and shooting experiences. The webisodes will air for 16 weeks beginning on June 5 and ending in September, the beginning of the Eagles’ defense of the Super Bowl.
Wentz has worn the hunting label loud and proud throughout his football career and that wasn’t something that changed once arriving in Philadelphia after the 2016 NFL Draft. The quarterback was selected second overall by the Eagles.
In January, Wentz tweeted a tribute to his hunting dog Mama Henley. She’s sitting behind over a dozen geese the North Dakota native shot on New Year’s Day.
Happy 5th Birthday to Mama Henley! We’ve been through a lot in 5 years. Best dog and hunting buddy I could ask for! pic.twitter.com/HW8DbxTyML
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) January 1, 2018
The tweet received backlash and Wentz quickly responded:
Appreciate that, but offensive and controversial? Two of the main things I tweet about are Jesus and hunting. That’s what I’m passionate about and that won’t ever change! When you love something, you talk about it! Stay convicted about it and don’t worry what others think!
That tweet was in response to a comment made by Steve Beef (@SteveBeef) suggesting the quarterback might cause offense.
Carson, congratulations on the birthday of Mama Henley. As a friend I wanted to quickly highlight that a man in your influential position might cause offense through the posting of your first picture. I support its sentiment however the context and content of the pic could offend(.)