NFL Players with a Future in Acting

Jordan Smith@@BareNakedSportsCorrespondent IOctober 24, 2011

NFL Players with a Future in Acting

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    Acting and the NFL go hand in hand. In the end, the NFL is just one big reality T.V. show, complete with trash talking, elimination challenges and last minute drama. 

    Some of the league's best actors are on the field every play. They sell a play action pass or cry to the referees for a flag. It's all pretty typical stuff. There's some that have a special flair for it though, and we will see more of them in theaters and on television someday. 

Nnamdi Asomugha

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    The prized man in this year's free agency class reportedly considered joining the Jets at a reduced price, merely because after he retired it would be a good place for him to jump start his Hollywood career. 

    There's no doubt he's got the charm. Asomugha has some of the most camera friendly features in the NFL, and he's charming and charitable to boot. He's often described as one of the NFL's ideal role models. 

New York Giants Defense

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    I mean come on. They act on the field, why shouldn't they act on the stage?

    I know they might have been kind of obvious, but it's really just a timing issue. Repeat after me No. 34: and one-two-three-four, one-two-three-four, one-two-three-four. No, Grant, you were supposed to hurt your calf! Williams was supposed to suffer the spontaneous concussion! Drink this miracle water until you feel better. 

    I'd tell the Giants players to break a leg but I'd be afraid they'd take me too seriously. 

Chad Ochocinco

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    Ochocinco could become one of the most well known football players worldwide once he retires. No. 85 has always had a flair for the dramatic and a great sense of timing. 

    Not only that, but he's already an actor. Outside of having his own reality show, he's made appearances in multiple television shows including The League, The Mo'Nique Show, X-Play, The Girls Next Door, among others. He always plays himself, the unique character brand we've all grown accustomed to over the years. But there's no denying he could do more, and that he will. 

Tom Brady

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    Tom Brady might be all football all the time right now, but once retirement hits, I think he'll strongly consider a dive into Hollywood. 

    He's the NFL's pretty boy and a true superstar. Many of the NFL's former superstars, from Howie Long to Joe Namath, have gone on to do movies. Howie Long even starred in his own film, which I'm sure you've never heard of, called Firestorm. Let's just say there have been better movies made. 

    He's got the looks. He's got the charm. I'd say it's only a matter of time before we see him playing a role on the big screen. 

Peyton Manning/Eli Manning

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    To put it simply: if you haven't seen Football Cops, immediately click the link above. I changed your life forever. You are welcome. 

    Peyton Manning has been acting in commercials for as long as I can remember. We've heard him try to hock every gadget and new DirecTV package at us about 100 times. He's actually getting decent at it. 

    If Football Cops and 16,000 commercials aren't enough indication he could act, I don't know what else would be. Peyton and Eli are both talented individuals and if we don't see them both as coaches someday we will definitely see them on TV.