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9 NFL Quarterbacks Who Boldly Share Their Faith in Christ

Sadly, in today’s America, people are often ridiculed, belittled, and even punished for their Christian faith. For instance, believers have lost their jobs due to their support of traditional marriage. In this divisive environment, high profile athletes might understandably feel keeping their faith private is in their best interests. Thankfully, numerous successful athletes haven’t chosen to do so.

The following nine NFL quarterbacks boldly share their faith in Christ:

#1: Drew Brees

After he stops throwing a football on Sundays for the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees will be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The humble athlete accepted Christ on his 17th birthday after undergoing knee surgery. Brees once commented to CBN News, “I live for God, for the faith that I have in Him, and knowing the sacrifices that Jesus Christ made on the cross for me, and just feeling like it’s in God’s hands and all I have to do is just give it my best, commit the rest to Him, and everything else is taken care of.”

#2: Kirk Cousins

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins held an offseason youth football camp this past summer. When asked about the event, Cousins said, “If I’m going to put my name on a football camp, it’s got to communicate what I’m about. And the foundation of my life is the Bible and is the Gospel, so it’d be hard for me to put a camp on, whether it’s football or anything else, and not talk about the foundation of my life.” At the camp, the quarterback encouraged kids to use the Bible as their “playbook for life.”

#3: Carson Wentz

Last year, Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury. On the day the serious injury occurred, Wentz said, “Obviously, It’s been a rough day for me personally, I am not going to lie. I have a ton of faith in the Lord and in his plan.” The inspiring signal caller went on to add, “As I reflect tonight, I just know the Lord’s working through it, and I know Jesus has a plan through it. I know he’s trying to grow me in something, teach me something, use me somehow, some way, this will just be a great testimony as I go forward.”

#4: Nick Foles

While Carson Wentz sat on the sidelines last season, his fellow Christian teammate Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory. Foles told CBN, “Life is meant to be lived in fellowship, with one another. To me, relationship in Christ is a relationship, not a religion, and I’m just grateful for it. God always has a plan, you just got to trust it.”

#5: Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton, quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals made the decision to follow Christ in the third grade. Regarding his faith, Dalton said, “One thing I have realized when growing in my faith is that I can’t be passive in my relationship with God. It is truly a relationship and I need to keep up with it.”

#6: Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks at a young age. Talking about playing football in the Emerald City, Wilson stated, “In terms of my faith I believe I’m here for a reason. I believe God placed me in this city for a reason. That never wavers for me, I’m going to trust that the Lord’s put me here.”

#7: Case Keenum

Case Keenum’s 2017 season ended when the Nick Foles-led Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s NFC Championship Game. Now a quarterback with the Denver Broncos, Keenum commented to CBN, “Those things that we have in this world that are of the world, man, they don’t last. You know, they’re over. And if you count on those things to be everything for you, they’re just going to let you down.”

#8: Derek Carr

Derek Carr is the signal caller for the Oakland Raiders. On his website, the football player remarked, “Being a Quarterback is what I do but it does not define who I am. I am first and foremost a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

#9: Philip Rivers

Phillip Rivers has been the starting quarterback for the Los Angeles Charges for more than a decade. A married father of eight children, Rivers told Pastor Miles McPherson of Rock Church in San Diego, “My faith has always been very important to me. I think that the center of our marriage and the foundation of our relationship was on Jesus. That is why it’s worked to this point.”

~ 1776 Christian


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