$45,000,000 Man Carson Wentz’s Career Faces Real Danger After Alaska Black Bear Incident

Published 07/23/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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Carson Wentz, the quarterback renowned for his stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and Washington Commanders, is now facing a critical threat to his NFL journey.  Having entered the NFL in 2016 as a first-round pick, Carson Wentz swiftly rose to prominence with the Philadelphia Eagles. After making waves with the Eagles, he moved on to the Indianapolis Colts and then joined the Washington Commanders. 

However, Carson Wentz embarked on a black bear hunt in the vast wilderness of Alaska. This bold choice has ignited controversy among both his supporters and critics which could have significant repercussions on his NFL career.

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NFL free agent quarterback Carson Wentz, in June, went for a black bear hunt in Alaska. And after the hunting, Wentz shared a glimpse of the hunt on his Instagram account in which he was seen posing near the hunted Black Bear. Moreover, Wentz termed the hunt as a “bucket list” achievement, as he successfully hunted the bear using a bow and arrow. 


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While black bear hunting is legal in Alaska when done following state regulations, many online users expressed their disapproval of Wentz’s hunt. Wentz faced online criticism from the users with the majority of them claiming it to be unethical. 

The heated online event of criticism and its potential impact has radiated onto Carson Wentz’s future in the NFL. While Wentz achieved 1,755 passing yards and 11 touchdowns in 8 games during the 2022 season, uncertainty looms over Wentz’s 2023 NFL career.


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The burning question: Will Carson Wentz play in the 2023 NFL season

Wentz’s NFL journey took an unexpected turn when he was released by the Washington Commanders in February. Since then, the talented quarterback has been hard at work, and training with Jon Gruden. Despite his impressive credentials, which include securing a Super Bowl victory with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, Wentz was unable to secure a franchise for his upcoming season. 

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With the highly anticipated 2023 NFL season just around the corner, the question on everyone’s lips is whether Carson Wentz will find a new team and return to the field. Moreover, the recent black bear hunting controversy has added an extra layer of uncertainty to his already unstable situation. As the football world eagerly awaits the start of the 2023 NFL season, the burning query is on Carson Wentz’s presence in the 2023 NFL season.


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