On any given Sunday (or Monday night, or Thursday night), it’s now quite common to hear Christian NFL players and coaches mention God and their faith. As a result, millions of sports fans hear their gridiron heroes praise and glorify Jesus as Savior.
Christians abound in every sport, and Church Leaders has profiled numerous faith-filled athletes. Here’s an updated “roster” of several God-honoring NFL players:
Christian NFL Players
Although his debut with the Denver Broncos has been rocky so far, quarterback Russell Wilson is standing up against criticism and standing firm on Jesus, the Rock. On social media, the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner frequently thanks God and shares inspirational messages with followers. “Keep Praising Jesus in the midst of the storm!” he tweeted last week. “Your Breakthrough is coming!” Earlier in October, Wilson tweeted: “New Day! Jesus YOU still get ALL the Glory! In the good and the bad. I Praise YOU!”
Frustrated by their team’s disappointing start this season, some Broncos fans are taking jabs at Wilson and his faith. “Jesus has been through enough dude,” reads one comment. “Don’t drag him into this mess with you.” Others are offering support, with one tweeting: “Amen man…..keep your head up and things will turn around.”