Carson Wentz named NFLPA’s community MVP for week three
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been named an off-field MVP for Week three.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has had quite the week. He is coming off of an emotional last-second win against a division rival, the New York Giants. His hard work doesn’t stop off of the field, though. Wentz was named NFLPA Community MVP for week three. The NFL has recognized that he has been contributing to donating service dogs to those with special needs.
This has been a goal of Wentz’s since the beginning of the offseason when he launched the AO1 Foundation. Last week, he donated a generous $120,000 to Canine Partners for Life. For his off-field contributions to the community, the NFLPA has chosen to donate an additional $10,000 to Wentz’ foundation.
The MVP says…
"“I am incredibly honored to receive the recognition of NFLPA Community MVP for this week,” Wentz said. “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.”"
Continuing an awesome trend:
Wentz will be the second Eagles player to earn this weekly award this season. Defensive end Chris Long was named the week two MVP for his generous donation of his game checks to those in Charlottesville, VA.
Along with the NFLPA’s additional donation, Wentz will now be eligible to win the Byron Whizzer White Award. That one is the highest honor a player can receive from the organization. It has also been known as the “Man of the year” award since 1967.
Just last year, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has won the award. Could Carson Wentz be the guy to take it home this season? Here’s an even better question. Could Eagles kicker Jake Elliott become the third consecutive Eagles to win community MVP this season?
As you know, Elliott and Wentz have also made a deal. Since Elliot made the game-winning field goal last week, he gets to choose which charity Carson Wentz will donate his game check to. It would be great to see the Eagles continue to win on and off the field.