It takes a special athlete to play in the NFL, so when considering what other professional athletes might also be able to play in the NFL, it’s a stretch to say anyone would be the perfect fit.
NFL.com asked NFL players which athlete from another sport could take the field as a football player and be successful. Nearly everyone chose a basketball player. LeBron James was a popular choice, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson were also named. Go here to watch the video.
If I had to fill a Broncos roster with professional athletes from other sports, my offense would look like this:
Left tackle - Fighter Kimbo Slice
Left guard – Timberwolves forward Kevin Love
Center – Charles Barkley
Right guard – Boxer Mike Tyson
Right tackle – Wayne Gretsky (incredible footwork)
Wide receiver #1 – Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury
Wide receiver #2 – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
Tight end – Clippers forward Blake Griffin
Full back – UFC fighter Chuck Liddell
Running back – Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson
Quarterback – Nets guard Deron Williams
Stay tuned tomorrow to see who I picked for defense.
Leave a comment and tell us who you would put on your roster.