Saturday Night Live, a staple in NBC's late-night lineup for more than 35 years, has been a program that has featured many well-renowned comedians. It has also housed numerous star athletes that have showed up as guest hosts.
NFL players are among the athletes that have displayed their personalities that may or may not be readily seen on the football field.
Tim Tebow is without question someone we'd love to see on SNL. Here are 10 others that should be tabbed to host as well.
This is a natural choice, as New England's No. 85 has established himself as one of the NFL's all-time personalities.
From his outlandish touchdown celebrations to his outrageous comments, Ochocinco can always provide a good laugh.
Regardless of how he might fare as a host, it'll be better than any performance he's had as a member of the Patriots.
It's time for an encore.
Peyton Manning was SNL's host on March 24, 2007 to rave reviews and high ratings.
There's no doubt the same would hold true if one of the league's most marketable players were to take the stage in the near future.
That said, his second take at host should have already occurred, considering Peyton had much less to do this season.
If Peyton can get it done, why not his brother?
Eli has played along side his older sibling in a number of TV spots, so he's used to being in front of the camera.
In addition, it wouldn't be a far trip for the New York Giants' signal-caller to get to Rockefeller Center.
In 2011, Aaron Rodgers has pretty much done it all.
He's lost just one game in the calendar year and is the NFL's top player. Appearing on the late-night sketch comedy show would only enhance his national status.
Rodgers has set a precedent of showing off humor. The State Farm spot poking fun at his touchdown dance is great. On the field, he's made a habit of "photo bombing" the shot of the Packers' team captains prior to each game.
The veteran linebacker has only one mode when he's on the gridiron: intense.
That would make this potential experiment all the more inciting. If you recall the Old Spice commercial he did not to long ago, it's clear that's he not afraid to be self-deprecating.
One's things for sure, we'd love to see him recreate the energetic entrance he has exiting the tunnel prior to kickoff when he comes onto the set at the start of the show.
Without the tremendous amount of sacks he compiles each year, Jared Allen would just be known as one of the NFL's funny men.
Instead, his pass rushing ability overshadows his humor.
Allen is a little more controversial than the others on this list, but has some experience in the movie business. In the film Jackass 3D, Allen contributed to one of Johnny Knoxville's stunts by delivering a blind side hit.
It's too bad that this productive running back doesn't play for one of the higher-profile clubs.
Because if he did, Maurice Jones-Drew would be a star.
MJD is currently the host of a fantasy sports radio show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, so he already has part of the potential SNL gig down. His charismatic personality would shine through and help him gain a great deal of popularity.
The Steelers' renowned safety isn't "Head and Shoulders" above the rest of the listed possibilities, but he would be an interesting choice.
His selection to be a spokesman for a shampoo is a no-brainier. However, him being NBC's prominent performer on Saturday night at 11:35 p.m. isn't a given to be spectacular.
Polamalu doesn't exactly come off as particularly hilarious in commercials and that may be evident in additional comedic acting spots. The good news is there would most likely be a fair share of hair jokes.
The Redskins' tight end already has practice at comedic skits.
These funny bits, which sometimes include his teammates, can be seen on his blog (chriscooley47.blogspot.com).
Cooley definitely has a future after football (which may come sooner than expected due to his latest injuries), but he needs to get the coveted hosting gig as soon as possible.
Why hasn't he been on Saturday Night Live yet? Simply put, he doesn't have the cache of a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning.
We've yet to see Romo unleash a true humorous side. After all, being on a team that consistently falters in December is nothing to laugh about.
But having the Dallas Cowboys quarterback on the show will certainly draw viewers to the television sets. Add the fact that Romo's dated both Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson, and he's established himself a place in our country's pop culture world for the foreseeable future.