A Super Bowl champion shot caller got flagged by fans for posing with his most recent hunting kill in photos they dubbed “barbaric.”
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who led the team to win Super Bowl LII in 2017, told his 936,000 Instagram followers that he checked an item off of his “bucket list.”
Wentz, who became a free agent after being released from the Washington Commanders in February, shared several snaps of a hunting trip in Alaska on his page Friday.
In three of his five photos, the former Pro Bowler posed with the large carcass of a black bear that he hunted down with a bow and arrow.
Carson Wentz is a total flop as an NFL quarterback. So he takes out his frustration on a beautiful animal. I hope some crazed defensive lineman puts some major hurt on this asshole. pic.twitter.com/ySNUfMC0ju
— Gary H. Miller (@brighton11boy) June 23, 2023
“Got the opportunity to spot and stalk black bear in one of our new favorite places on earth— Alaska!” He captioned the pics. “Incredible trip and an incredible animal!”
The carousel of photos were shared on both his personal account, and the Wentz Bros Outdoors page he shares with his bother Zach.
Their YouTube channel features videos of their hunting exploits for deer, ducks, bucks, and doves. The channel does not feature their latest and most impressive kill yet.
Come on!!! You seriously didn’t know that Carson Wentz was a hunter? 🤨 pic.twitter.com/ottIq4CYp0
— Commanders Uncensored (@HTTCuncensored) June 23, 2023
Some social media followers expressed their extreme displeasure for Wentz’s passion outside of playing pro-ball.
“What is this barbaric nonsense? Unfollow this clown,” one person wrote on the post.
“Who has killing animals on their bucket list???” Another questioned.
“You always sucked as a QB, now I can see you suck as a human too,” someone else insulted.
One fan pointed out that Wentz could have used his platform to advocate for conserving Alaskan wildlife to his more than a million combined followers.
“In a world where we can be SO many things,” they wrote. “Why would you choose harm? You have such a large audience.”
NFL QB Carson Wentz getting attacked for killing a black bear. People need to get a grip… pic.twitter.com/cgvnWIKOdP
— Urban_Tree✝️ (@Urban__Tree) June 23, 2023
“You could have promoted saving Alaska’s wildlife, instead you are out there murdering bears,” they continued. “So lame.”
“Killing for fun. Glad the Eagles dumped you,” someone snarked. “Focus on getting better at throwing the ball than your ‘bucket list.'”
“You let me down and fantasy football and now you let me down in real life,” a former fan complained.
Plenty of NFL players commented in admiration of Wentz’s wilderness skills and hunting prowess.
“Holy s**t man! Need a taste of em,'” former Commander’s teammate Taylor Heinicke said in search of a dinner invite.
“Well done. Congrats,” former Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler wrote.
Kamu Grugier-Hill, linebacker for the Carolina Panthers, said: “That’s FIRE!”
Indianapolis Colts wideout Michael Pittman Jr. told Wentz he took down a “nice bear,” while his teammate Luke Rhodes added that the photos were “Awesome.”
Several fellow hunters also went on the offensive for the outdoorsy Bert Bell Award winner.
“Ignore the ignorant hate for folks who’s choose not to try to research or understand that wild game are managed by the state for quotas and population sustainment,” someone pointed out.
“Also the simple yet powerful fact that if it wasn’t for hunters there wouldn’t be wildlife for anyone to enjoy. PERIOD.”
“Assuming he did this legally, hunting IS conservation,” one Instagram user advised. Bears don’t get killed like this unless the state has allowed them to.”
“Leave the man alone and let him recreate,” they continued. “Has nothing to do with his faith or being a “Christ follower”
Another person thought it was hilarious that woke meat eaters were getting riled up over bow hunting.
“Lmfao, all these people butt hurting from these while eating their fast food burgers made from animals treated with absolute disrespect and cruelty,” they replied.
“Comment section not gonna be happy when they find out where their meat at the grocery store comes from,” another person added.