Over his illustrious 17-year NFL career, Tom Brady has tossed passes to some great players.
Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman—there's no doubt Brady has had many quality targets.
But can you imagine if he had been slinging passes to the 6-foot-8, 250-pound athletic monster known as LeBron James? According to ESPN "NFL Nation" reporter Mike Reiss, Brady has envisioned it before:
NBA player Tom Brady would want for Pats? "LeBron," he said. "Tight end. Split him out, just throw it up. He'd come down with a lot of them"
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 31, 2017
Boston fans don't have much love for LeBron, but I'm pretty sure they'd be OK with him suiting up for the Pats. Think about an offensive set with Rob Gronkowski and LeBron James on the field at the same time? It'd be a mismatch machine.
As you know, LeBron is no stranger to the gridiron. He was an all-state wide receiver at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, and he received football offers from schools like Michigan, USC, Miami and Ohio State.
LeBron's stamina, explosiveness, agility and size could make him a terrorizing tight end in the NFL.
"I think LeBron could come in and do better than Antonio Gates," Randy Moss told ESPN in 2009. "It's just very rare for athletes to be able to do the things that he does to entertain us and wow us night in and night out."
High praise from one of the most dominant pass-catchers in NFL history.