In these desperate NBA times, we’ve seen a superstarÂ like LeBron James discuss jumping to the NFL. While the league wouldn’t comment on it when we asked them, and while it’s unlikely that ‘Bron actually ever makes that jump (for any number of reasons, really),Â Pete Carroll is courting him to Seattle pretty, pretty hardÂ these days.
And it got me wondering what exactly LeBron would look like in the NFL. So, in an attempt toÂ really make Mrs. Brinson think I’m a dorkÂ find out, I fired up Madden 12, created a LeBron James character for the ClevelandÂ Brownsand played a game. No, seriously: there’s video proof below.
But first, a couple pieces of information that are helpful. One, I edited the video. Duh. (You don’t want to watch me playing Madden for 20 minutes, even with LeBron.) Two, I put him on Cleveland because I wanted to deal with an average quarterback. And also, Cleveland deservesÂ something. Three, I started out on “Pro” level, but cranked it up to “All-Madden” after the first series. Four, LeBron rates out, based on the characteristics I gave him (see below), to an 83 as a tight end, a 71 as a wide receiver and a 74 as a fullback. Five, he would be a LOT higher, except his route running is shoddy as is his pass- and run-blocking footwork.
OK, so you probably want to know how we got here. Well, for starters, I brought in Eye on Basketball’sÂ Matt MooreÂ to persuade me
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