Who in the NFL Would Make the Best President of the United States?

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Who in the NFL Would Make the Best President of the United States?
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Is the "Sheriff" the NFL's best choice for President?

Last week, the United States had a choice of deciding who would be the best candidate to lead our country into the next leap year. After months of hard campaigning, anyone with any bit of hearing or reading ability had a good idea of what was good and bad about each candidate and made a proper choice accordingly.

By the end of the night, after a hard-fought battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the president came out on top and retained his position as the leader of the free world and POTUS.

Now, a week after the presidential election was decided unofficially and most of the politically-charged dialogue is dying down, a lot of focus has been returned to what is normal in a sports fan’s life: NFL football, all day, every day.

Given the influence of the NFL and how it is ingrained in our culture, I could not help but think of how it could be connected to the political landscape. More specifically, I wondered, if there was a ballot being passed out with NFL players only, who would be on the ballot and why? I think the candidates that came to mind are all pretty interesting in their own way, but should not surprise anyone. The key players in the NFL are well-recognized, and there is definitely a pecking order of sorts in the league.

Here are the candidates:

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