Since quarterback Joe Theismann hung up his single bar helmet following the 1985 season he has taken to the broadcast booth as a commentator for various football games to include the Burgundy and Gold’s preseason slate.
Instead of running from robust defensive lineman and speedy linebackers, the former Notre Dame star now enjoys a life of breaking down plays of current signal callers in similar predicaments.
With an expansive history in the game that includes 77 career wins and a Super Bowl ring, it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two about football.
Could being a talent evaluator and agent for the best basketball player on earth be added to his lengthy resume soon?
Let me get the obvious out of the way first–four-time NBA MVP Lebron James is a star in the Association.
His Miami Heat are currently looking to reach the NBA Finals for a third straight year and James himself is looking to extract revenge on a San Antonio Spurs teams that wiped his Cleveland Cavaliers out in four games in the 2007 NBA Finals.
Despite being 28 years young, James will need to start looking past the hardwood when he is done dunking on his opponents.
Insert Theismann with a pigskin.
Theismann believes that James could be a quarterback at the NFL level despite the fact that he hasn’t taken the field since high school.
In an interview with Fox Sports Florida, he talked about the Miami Heat star trading in his basketball shoes in favor of cleats.
“I would love to work him out and also serve as his agent. 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.”
Not a bad summer job.
You might have to work on his throwing motion a little though, Joe. A chest pass won’t cut it in the NFL.
If James were to make the jump from the hardwood to the gridiron he would make history just by stepping on the field—for being the tallest quarterback in the modern era.
As for being a quarterback in our Nation’s Capital—he might have some stiff competition with this fella by the name of Robert Griffin III in town.
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