10 NFL Players as Top Hip Hop Hits
Hip hop is entertaining, but can it represent specific NFL players?
With all of the unique personalities across the league, many of them have the ability to personify some of the most popular songs around.
Most of the attention at this time is turned towards the draft and all of the character problems involved, but there are plenty of guys already in the league with significant issues.
Here are the hits that symbolize your favorite NFL athletes.
Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills
"We're just having fun, we don't care who sees."
Some people do not like his antics, but Steve Johnson just enjoys having fun on the football field.
He has tremendous talent, but has cost his team on multiple occasions when his celebrations lead to a 15-yard penalty.
The good news for Bills fans is that he is still young, so hopefully some maturity is coming.
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
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"I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain't always gonna be gold"
Tony Romo has not had the easiest road as a starting quarterback in his career.
He has received the benefits of being a celebrity by dating numerous models and singers, but he has also been questioned for not coming through in the clutch.
Still, he is on pursuit of a championship and knows that he will be fine once he gets it.
Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
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"That that don't kill me can only make me stronger."
Since returning from prison, the quarterback has completely remained out of trouble and became a leader in the locker room.
More importantly for the team, he has transformed his game into that of a more complete quarterback, which makes him one of the best in the NFL.
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
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"Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years"
Marshawn Lynch had a good start to his career with the Buffalo Bills, but three years of injuries and being lost on the depth chart had caused the running back to be a forgotten man.
This year, Lynch did not only show he still had some talent, he had more yards than the last three years combined.
His punishing style makes it seem like he is trying to knock out defenders who try to tackle him, and that has helped him finally reach his potential.
Tim Tebow, New York Jets
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"I might be too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence."
No matter what he does, the national headlines will discuss the controversial quarterback.
He is also not short on confidence and truly believes he will get the starting job for the Jets and lead the team to the Super Bowl.
Now if only his ability could match his faith.
Chad Ochocinco, New England Patriots
This is more of a comparison to the artist Nicki Minaj, since it is impossible to predict what either person will do next.
Chad Johnson was always known as strange, but legally changing his name to Ochocinco was the point where people thought he was legitimately crazy.
Similarly, Nicki Minaj is straight-up terrifying.
Eli Manning, New York Giants
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"New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there's nothing you can't do."
When Eli Manning came into the league, he handpicked his team by refusing to play for the San Diego Chargers.
He embraced New York and all of the pressure that came with it, and now he is king of the city after winning two Super Bowls.
Considering both championships were extreme long shots, it seems the city really is a place where dreams come true.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
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"Do it better than anybody ya ever seen do it
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero needs his theme music."
Cam Newton likes to think of himself as Superman, pretending to rip off his shirt to reveal an "S" on his chest after every touchdown.
He earned that right after an amazing rookie season that saw him break a number of records for quarterbacks.
Coming into the draft, there were tons of negative comments about his throwing ability and his character. However, he simply used that to get better and become one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the NFL.
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
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"Look at me now, I'm getting paper"
Calvin Johnson is now the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL and has the most guaranteed money of any contract in NFL history.
He deserves every cent of that money after a 16-touchdown season in which he carried the Detroit Lions to their first playoff appearance since 1999.
The team did not want to see Megatron go into free agency, so both sides are happy with this outcome.
Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers
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"O is for Other, P is for People scratchin' temple...I say the last P stands for property"
Alright, O.P.P. does not actually stand for "other people's property," but I will not ruin the common misconception.
No one in the NFL is better at taking things away than Charles Woodson, who, at 35, led the league with seven interceptions.
In his career, the future Hall of Fame cornerback has picked off 54 passes.
I bet he does not even feel bad about it either.