Ben Roethlisberger, Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Big Ben might not always make it look pretty—holding onto the ball and taking his fair share of hits—but he somehow finds a way to get the job done. He's a master at making something out of nothing, turning broken plays into strokes of genius—just like Jack Sparrow, a bumbling drunkard who just happens to outsmart everybody in the British navy.
Philip Rivers, Rooster Cogburn, True Grit
Philip Rivers is the epitome of a gunslinger, a guy who never saw a window he couldn't fit a football into. He has a rocket for an arm, and he knows it. Sometimes that confidence can get him into trouble—especially recently, as the Chargers QB has fallen on hard times in San Diego.
Like Rooster Cogburn, John Wayne's cocksure sheriff in True Grit who overcame adversity, Rivers will be looking to rein in that confidence and get the Chargers back to the postseason.