Less than two months after third-year Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Josh Huff was cut by the team for possessing a firearm, an action by the team that some have said is an attack against his Second Amendment rights as an American citizen, Eagle rookie quarterback Carson Wentz seems to be making a counter-argument.
Wentz, a first-round draft pick out of North Dakota State and an avid hunter, has reportedly purchased his entire offensive line personalized Beretta shotguns.
“This is an awesome gun. I’m excited about it,” said Eagles guard Allen Barbre, a fellow hunter. Barbre believes the Beretta model is a Silver Pigeon, which retails around $2,000 a pop. “I don’t know if I’ll shoot it, though. It’s pretty nice.”
“I haven’t really held a gun or anything before,” rookie Isaac Seumalo, another offensive guard, said. “But I’m more than thankful for it. It looks sweet. Carson said he’d teach me how to use it and all that good stuff.”
After Josh Huff was cut by the team in November, he asked rhetorically, “I’m a professional athlete — what professional athlete don’t have a gun. I have a wife and I have a son at home and my job is to protect them at all costs. My job is to protect myself as well.”
Huff may not be on the Eagles any longer (he was picked up by Tampa Bay) but at least the Eagles lineman will be able to protect themselves, thanks to quarterback Carson Wentz.