WWE and NFL Crossover: Best Wrestler to Quarterback the Washington Redskins?

Chuck CarrollContributor IIIMay 20, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: John Cena attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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There is no doubt the Washington Redskins have found their quarterback in Robert Griffin III.  The whole notion that the team would display any interest in chasing another starter is absurd.

But for the sake of argument, and because somebody asked, Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker tackled the question on the radio show he and I co-host, 4th and Pain.

Like the show itself, the question had a WWE twist put on it. A listener wrote in and asked which WWE talent would Carriker most like to have as the quarterback of the Redskins.

After a bit of thinking, the Nebraska product, who signed a new four-year contract with the team this offseason, came up with his answer.

"The Tim Tebow of the WWE... John Cena," he replied. "Here's why I call him the Tim Tebow of the WWE, not because he's PG-ish or anything like that. It's because they both have a reputation for working extremely hard. They both have a reputation for being great leaders."

Regardless of whether you fall in the half of the WWE Universe who despise the man who rises above hate, it's hard to argue with Carriker's logic behind his decision. It boils down to intangibles, really.

"Cena talks about he's there every week, every week, every week," he continued. "As any longtime viewer knows, he's there every week and just won't go away or give us a break. But the thing is, that's what I'm looking for in a quarterback. Not saying I want Tebow as my quarterback; we are set there for sure. But the bottom line is, John Cena displays the qualities that I would want the character of a quarterback."

Cena is no stranger to the football field, either. He was a Division III All-American center at Springfield College in the late 1990's.

Although not a quarterback, Carriker also joked Kharma could make a great addition to the team as a lead blocker.

I, on the other hand, felt she would be better served as an interior defensive lineman.

The audio from the show is available at 4thandPain.com.

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