As viewers in the outside world, athletes almost seem nonhuman at times.
Fans can't get enough of players that show that they are human and play a bigger role in the world, besides football. Feeling somewhat connected to athletes is huge for fans.
Football players are modern-day warriors. We don't expect anything other than players smashing into each other. However, these eight players have shown to be the most likable players in the NFL and that they are still human.