15 Movie/TV football stars who could help the Denver Broncos
Jake Wyler (Not Another Teen Movie)
Played by Chris Evans
By Sayre Bedinger
Every football team needs a good-looking, has-been QB to hold a clipboard on the sideline.
Perhaps more importantly, every team needs a quarterback whose time spent not playing has been long enough that he can’t possibly be a worse alternative than the current starting quarterback when things go poorly.
Jake Wyler, a parody of both Zack Siler (She’s All That) and Jonathan Moxon (Varsity Blues), is a Prom King lock, beloved student, and star quarterback who is relegated to backup duties when it’s become apparent that his talent and work ethic do not match, and he’s putting people in harm’s way as a result of it.
Wyler has become consumed by his popularity status, but that all changes when his equally popular girlfriend leaves him for the latest Summer fling who appeared on MTV’s The Real World.
When Wyler’s life comes crashing down in that instant, his focus on football is diminished, and he is not on the coaching staff’s good graces.
But Wyler’s eye-opening experience as a high school senior reignites his focus on football and enables him to empathize with others and truly see people, not just for who they are on the outside.
Wyler is undoubtedly a meaningful piece of the football team puzzle, an ideal clipboard holder and conversation piece for the commentary crew. He has eventual starter and, dare I say, Captain America-like upside.