'He is someone you want your kids to follow': Former Vikings, Eagles QB shows brotherly love for Wentz
PHILADELPHIA—It appears as though the "Wentz Wagon" has gained a former Vikings and Eagles Hall of Fame quarterback as its latest member.
Appearing on a Philadelphia radio station Thursday morning, Nov. 2, Randall Cunningham was asked by co-host Jon Ritchie, a former Philadelphia Eagle himself, what he's seen from Wentz so far that has impressed him most.
"He's a beast," Cunningham replied immediately without hesitation. "I'm praying that he outdoes everything we've all done in Philadelphia."
Cunningham, 54, played in the NFL for 16 seasons, primarily with the Eagles from 1985-1995. Cunningham took the 1996 season off and was then signed in 1997 by the Minnesota Vikings, where he played for three seasons. Cunningham was elected into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 2009.
Cunningham, a born-again Christian, is now an ordained minister and founder of a church in Las Vegas called Remnant Ministries. He says that while he's a big fan of Wentz' play on the field, it's the character he shows off of it that he is most impressed with.
"Jon Gruden said it best—I think it was on a Thursday night—he said, 'This kid does bible study, he is real with God, he is someone you want your kids to follow,' and I'm like ... umm ... yeah," Cunningham said.
"The whole point of being an NFL player is to be a role model. He is my favorite player in the NFL. Period."
Wentz, 24, was recently named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. For the month, Wentz threw for 14 touchdowns with only three interceptions, leading the Eagles to a perfect 5-0 record.
Wentz and the Eagles host the Denver Broncos at noon CST Sunday, Nov. 5, in Philadelphia.