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LeBron James Could Be an NFL Quarterback, According to Joe Theismann

LeBron James a throws a football on the sidelines before the game between the Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.

By Chris Yuscavage

Joe Theismann knows a thing or two about being an NFL quarterback. And he thinks that, one day, LeBron James could play the position. At 28, King James still has at least six or seven good years of basketball left in him. But once he’s done leading the Heat to a bunch of NBA titles, Theismann thinks Bron-Bron could make the jump to the NFL and spend a few seasons in the league.

“I would love to work him out and serve as his agent,” Thiesmann said recently. “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 didn’t sound like he was against the idea when he was asked about it recently, either.

“I have the ability,” he said. “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.”

Will he “go for it” at some point in the near future, though? Eh, we doubt it. But if he does want to make the move, at least he knows he’s got an agent who is already interested in him.

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