Football players are supreme athletes who take a lot of punishment on the field. They train constantly and keep themselves in top physical shape.
Professional wrestlers are in extremely good physical shape and need strength to pull off impressive feats in the ring.
Some professional wrestlers were once either professional or college football players and transferred over to wrestling.
Goldberg, The Rock, and Roman Reigns are examples of successful wrestlers who played football at some level.
Some current (and former) NFL guys, if their time in the NFL is up, should definitely cross into WWE to try their hand at wrestling.
1. Rob Gronkowski
Gronk is a physical specimen and has already appeared at numerous WWE events. He appeared at this year’s Wrestlemania interfering in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on behalf of his friend, Mojo Rawley.
Rawley later won the Battle Royal joining guys like Cesaro, Big Show, and Baron Corbin in winning the prestigious trophy.
Gronk’s likable attitude and overall great shape could allow a possible WWE in-ring debut maybe tagging alongside Rawley or trying his hand for a singles title.
2. DeAngelo Williams
DeAngelo Williams is a talented running back who would do great in the WWE. He’s fast, agile, and coordinated meaning he’d be very good in in the cruiserweights or even on the main roster.
Williams would have great promos with guys like The Miz, John Cena, and even AJ Styles. His speed could mean a lot of high flying maneuvers and some great matches if he trains hard enough.
Hell he already gave his wrestling debut a match in IMPACT and he’s already better than most wrestlers!
3. Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman already acts like a professional wrestler.
He seems like a great candidate for the Prime Time Players if he didn’t have a football career. Then have him break away to become a megastar.
Sherman’s “You mad bro?” would become the new “If you smell what the Rock is cooking.”
As a product of his megastardom, Sherman could go from WWE Champion to huge movie star in movies like Avengers: Infinity War and Cyborg. We got plans for you Richard!
4. Jared Allen
There are a couple of ways you could handle Allen. He could debut as Zeb Colter’s new “Real American” only to have him eventually turn on Jack Swagger.
He’d also find great success in some sort of a cowboy gimmick like a Godwinn revival.
WWE could make a fortune off of mullet wigs for the fans to wear. He’s a definite “best for business” candidate.
5. Steve Smith
He might not be a giant by WWE standards, but he certainly talks a great game and could be a fantastic cruiserweight.
Smith’s agility is incredible and he’s surprisingly strong for his size. He could clash with guys like Rich Swann and TJP. Maybe he could even clash with Neville over the Cruiserweight Title and breath some life into a very stale division.
Smith Sr. could be the shock the cruiserweights need to change in a positive direction.