The Eagles’ franchise quarterback and the Eagles' most famous season-ticket holder went hunting together during Christmas vacation.
Carson Wentz and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the Millville native and American League MVP, hunted duck and geese in New Jersey over the weekend. Trout is a devoted Eagles fan with field-level season tickets behind the end zone.
“We just kind of hung out and went hunting – nothing real crazy,” Wentz said. “He’s a great guy. It’s been cool getting to know him.”
They know each other through Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who is friends with Trout. Ertz met Trout when Trout asked for a signed No. 86 jersey for Trout’s then-girlfriend, now fiancée. Ertz’s fiancée is from Arizona, where the Angels have spring training. So the two couples got together for dinner in the spring.
Wentz said he’s a baseball fan, but did not follow it as much during college. However, he’s aware of what Trout has done – and knows Trout is an Eagles fan. Wentz said Trout mentioned that “right away.” Does he like Wentz as a quarterback?
“I think he has to,” Wentz said with a laugh. “Right?”
One more note on Trout: He sent sneakers for every player on the Eagles who wears Nikes.