NFL 2019: Creating an MLB lineup using NFL players

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Creating the perfect MLB lineup using only NFL players.

NFL players are some of the best athletes in the entire world and would undoubtedly make an impact in any sport they would have chosen to play. In this post, we are going to take a look at the NFL players who could best translate to other sport. Baseball in particular.

This is a fun practice that gives us an idea which NFL players would be best suited to translate to the MLB. Big shoutout to Bleacher Report’s Stick to Football podcast for this idea. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the perfect MLB lineup using only NFL players.

Pitcher: Aaron Rodgers

Obviously, we had to go to the quarterback position to find our pitcher. I simply looked for arm talent here, and while other players certainly could have been considered, it comes back to Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers has elite arm talent and would undoubtedly be a good pitcher if he would have chosen that path. Rodgers is the right choice to lead the pitching staff of our fictional team.

Catcher: Tom Brady

We all know that Tom Brady was once drafted to play Major League Baseball. In the 1995 MLB Draft, Brady was taken in the 18th round by the Montreal Expos. He was an impressive left-handed hitting catcher who had obvious MLB upside. However, Brady wisely decided to go the football route.

Brady would be an obvious fit for this team, but not only because he was once a great baseball player. Catchers are commonly the leaders of a baseball team and Brady would undoubtedly be the best guy to lead this team. His smooth left-handed swing would also be a welcomed addition to the lineup.