Eagles QB Carson Wentz to replace Mike Pence as keynote speaker for National Prayer Breakfast dinner

Eagles QB Carson Wentz to replace Mike Pence as keynote speaker for National Prayer Breakfast dinner
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will replace Vice President Mike Pence as the keynote speaker Thursday evening for the National Prayer Breakfast dinner. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

It’s been quite the week for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

The injured superstar helped out on the sidelines as his backup Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory Sunday night against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

Then on Tuesday, Wentz had an even more important ring on his mind — he got engaged.

And his week only will get wilder.

On Thursday, he’ll take part in what promises to be a crazy victory parade with his Eagles teammates and a sea of rowdy fans as the Lombardi Trophy is hoisted through Philadelphia’s streets.

And once all the confetti has landed, Wentz will prep his best suit so he can look presentable at the National Prayer Breakfast dinner Thursday evening in Washington, D.C., where the second-year signal caller is slotted to replace Vice President Mike Pence as the keynote speaker, WDAZ-TV reported.

Pence will be in South Korea for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, the outlet said.

Wentz made a huge splash in the sports world this past season, not only by leading the Eagles to the NFL’s best record before his season-ending knee injury but also through his frequent references to his Christian faith — a faith he shares with more than a few teammates.

The annual National Prayer Breakfast is an all-day event that features a morning address by the sitting U.S. president along with a second “mystery” speaker, WDAZ said. Past second speakers have included U2 frontman Bono, Mother Theresa and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The dinner finishes off the event’s festivities.

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