Carson Wentz makes good on promise, donates $120,000 to charity


Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz makes good on his promise by donating $120,000 to Canine Partners.

There was a late-game rally, and there was a New York Giants punt with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Then, there was a phenomenal throw, and there was a catch from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to his receiver, Alshon Jeffery. That set up a team record 61-yard field goal by rookie kicker Jake Elliott. The result? Philly secured a week-three win over the Giants, but as exhilarating as all of that was, it’s now taken a back seat to another story.

Wentz was wired for sound during that game. As he stood on the sidelines awaiting Elliott’s attempt, he casually stated he’d give Elliott his game check if the kick was successful. It was, so you could pretty much guess what happened next right?

It’s amazing how large this one grew:

Wentz’s comment and Elliott’s game winner caued such a stir, it became one of the bigger sports stories of the week, especially in Philadelphia. It even came up during Wentz’s press conference this week.

The second-year vet was all smiles and kept things in stride. He sent out two tweets. One stated he and his kicker had it all under control. The other said he’d donate to the charity of his kicker’s choice.

Wentz makes $356,646 per week. This a result of his $31,764 weekly salary, his $17.6 million signing bonus and his $1.122 million training camp bonus. What’s really cool is the fact that his he’s been given another honor for a donation he’s made separate of whatever Elliott’s choice will be. Prior to that, he donated to one of his own choosing. We learned Friday that Wentz will be donating $120,000 to Canine Partners for Life.

Take a look:

The NFLPA was impressed by Wentz’s efforts as well, and they’ve named him their community MVP for week three of the NFL season. Canine Partners for Life is an organization that helps people who have physical or cognitive disabilities. They train and place service dogs in their lives.

Here’s what Wentz had to say:

"I am incredibly honored to receive the recognition of NFLPA Community MVP for this week. My love for dogs and passion for helping those in need recently led me to the folks at Canine Partners for Life. After hearing and seeing the great services these dogs provide to their owners and families, it was an easy decision to partner with them to help make a difference for families in the Philadelphia area."

We’ll learn what he and Elliott came up with together fairly soon we believe. Enough said. We have yet another reason to be proud of the Eagles signal caller.