LeBron James played wide receiver in high school and supposedly was very talented and could’ve been a dominant football player. LeBron James ultimately decided to go straight into the NBA draft out of high school and was picked #1 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But Joe Theismann thinks he could still play football if he wanted to.
“I would love to work him out and also serve as his agent,” Theismann said, via FOXSportsFlorida.com. “I’ll go wherever he wants this summer. He could play another four years in the NBA before seriously trying the NFL. . . . There are not a lot of 38- or 39-year-old basketball players, but there are 38- and 39-year-old quarterbacks, so there’s always time for him.”
LeBron recently day dreamed out loud about playing quarterback in the NFL. A 6’8″ quarterback as athletic, tall and strong as he is certainly would be set up to succeed. There was the commercial a few years ago about him signing to go play with Cleveland Browns, so the day dream isn’t an isolated incident.
“I wouldn’t count him out,” Theismann said. “He’s the most tremendous physical specimen in all of sports. I think he’s certainly talented enough. He’s intelligent. He’s like the quarterback on the Miami Heat, but there are so many things [to being an NFL quarterback].
“There’s reading defenses. There’s throwing the ball with touch. There’s throwing a spiral in the wind. Maybe his hands are too big. The football is a different shape, and a basketball is obviously a lot bigger than a football.”
An interesting thought, but maybe this is better saved for ESPN computer simulation specials.
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