NFL Players I Would Have Loved to Call My Teammate

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NFL Players I Would Have Loved to Call My Teammate
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Putting together a list comprised of NFL players I'd most want to be teammates with is an extremely challenging project. I can humbly say this process was a vastly underestimated challenge.

First, I had to consider whether or not to include players from the past or players I grew up watching, or if this would be a list consisting of only active players.

Another struggle in completing this project became the process and method by which to eliminate potential candidates in order to accurately reflect my opinions on who I'd most want to be teammates with, and why.

A couple of major questions were worth consideration when creating this list:

Do I love the way they play the game?

Do I respect and admire them as people, based on whatever limited exposure I've had of their character?

For those who are likely to read this list and feel as if a lot of great names have been left off, allow me to address those concerns in advance by reminding you I've had the privilege to be teammates with quite a few NFL legends whose names will forever be synonymous with greatness.

Also, in the spirit of keeping things simple, I decided to only include names of players who are currently active in the NFL. This allows me to remove the natural bias in leaning heavily towards a list comprised almost exclusively of players I grew up watching—players I learned the game from as a child watching on TV, wishing I could be them.

Naturally, those names would be omitted from consideration. This is a list of those players I would have loved to have had the opportunity to play with. Keep in mind the names are in no particular order.

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