LeBron James playing in the NFL might seem like a ridiculous idea, but at one point, it was very likely he could have played for the Seahawks or Cowboys.
The Lakers star definitely has the physical talent to play in the NFL as he’s built like a modern day tight end or wide receiver. LeBron played football in high school, and not only was he good at football, he was also the number one prospect in the country at one point.
On Monday Night Football, LeBron joined the Manning brothers in the booth on the MNF Manningcast broadcast, and he discussed LeBron’s NFL prospects.
Love this sport so much!!! 🏈❤️👑 https://t.co/jlx2fusfIL
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 28, 2021
LeBron James reveals Pete Carrol and Jerry Jones offered him contracts
During the 2011 NBA lockout, James was reportedly drawing interest from many NFL teams. James not only drew interest from teams, but he also feels like he could’ve definitely made either the Seahawks or Cowboys teams.
In an earlier interview with The Athletic, James would say:
“I would have made the team. I would have tried out, but I would have made the team. One thing about it, I don’t mind working for something, so if I would have had to try out for the Cowboys or the Seahawks, or if I’d have stayed home and went back home to Cleveland, I’d have tried, but I would have made the team. I just know what I’m capable of doing on the football field. Especially at that age.”
On the MNF broadcast, LeBron took it a step further saying that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carrol both had offered him contracts to play for their teams:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 28, 2021
It’s crazy to imagine LeBron doing anything other than playing basketball, but at one point, it was incredibly close to happening. How would LeBron have been in the NFL? We have no clue, but if he kept up his high school pace, there’s a good chance he would’ve been dominating the league like he has the NBA.
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