NFL fans near and far can agree that the 2017 regular season has taken on a mind of its own. This year’s game has been known for a weekly headcount of knee-takers and fist-raisers, political turmoil and a glimmer of hope in a Justin Timberlake Super Bowl halftime show.
But no matter how much this NFL season is marred by negativity, it’s become clear that there’s one team we can count on to spread the GOOD.
Earlier in October, the team quietly made headlines after a photo was shared on Twitter showing wide receiver Marcus Johnson being baptized in a hotel pool prior to the team’s face-off against the Carolina Panthers.
Even more discreet than the team baptisms and individual devotionals on the YouVersion app is Eagles MVP candidate-quarterback Carson Wentz, who has been sporting a gray rubber bracelet all season long. The wristband reads “Dutch Destroyer,” a nickname given to 10-year-old Lukas Kusters, who gifted the bracelet to his favorite player earlier this year.
Lukas had stomach cancer, which tragically took his life this past June. But not before meeting his idol and role model, No.11, Carson Wentz.
ESPN premiered a documentary about Lukas on Sunday, which showed the young boy’s Make-A-Wish experience with the Philadelphia Eagles in May. His time included a trip to the Eagles practice facility, meet and greets with the players, and plenty of quality one-on-one time with Wentz.