Chuck Bednarik is considered the last of a breed—the "Sixty Minute Men." Bednarik played both center and linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The NFL has evolved considerably since Bednarik's time, becoming highly specialized. With both offensive and defensive minds developing complex schemes, it is nearly impossible for one player to be able to do it all.
That being said, however, there are players in the NFL who possess the athleticism and the football acumen to be able to line up on either side of the ball and make a significant impact.
Over the last few weeks, Julian Edelman has developed into one of those players, adding defense to his already diverse repertoire, which includes wide receiver and punt returner.
Although it is highly unlikely that Edelman's play will spark a league-wide trend to put a player on both sides of the ball, the thought of seeing various NFL stars lining up at different positions is intriguing.