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May 27, 2013

Joe Theismann Thinks LeBron Could Play QB in NFL After He Retires From NBA

by Jared

Sometimes it’s fun to think “what if”. What if LeBron James, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound athlete, actually tried out for the NFL? One former NFL quarterback, Joe Theismann, thinks LeBron could make the switch, and that he would be the man to help.

I would love to work him out and also serve as his agent,” Theismann said in a phone interview Saturday with FOX Sports Florida. “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.”

James was asked about the possibility of quarterback success at the NFL level, and to the surprise of some, he seemed intrigued by the possibility.

“I think so,” he said after the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers in overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. “I have the ability. I can see and read plays. I study a lot, so I know defenses and things of that nature. So I would have been pretty good if I had decided to go for it.”

Personally, I think LeBron is better suited to play receiver. His size, speed and athleticism is perfect for the position. It’s a question that is fun to think about, but will never actually happen.


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