We all know that NFL players are not regular people like you and me. The are famous, make a ton of money, and get to play a game for a living. Oh, and they’re built a little differently too. Aside from that one guy at the gym who looks like he never leaves the gym, most of us don’t bench press 400-500 pounds.
The guys playing in the NFL are athletic freaks. They’re bigger, faster, and stronger than anyone else in the world. But even in the NFL there’s a different class of guys. You’ve seen them, the guys whose biceps look like they’ve been photoshopped, or the guy whose legs are so big they could crush a watermelon between their thighs.
This list is about those guys; the guys who look like a protein shake come to life. These are players who could very easily transition into professional bodybuilding if the couldn’t play in the NFL anymore.
Take a look at this list and see who the NFL’s current Mr. Olympia candidates are.
Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
Run CMC has become one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. Technically McCaffrey is a running back but you can find him lining up and touching the ball all over the field. During the 2019 season he accounted for an incredible 43% of the Panthers offensive yards, the largest percentage in the NFL.
With a former Super Bowl champ as a father, you know McCaffrey has had top of the line strength and conditioning levels since he was in high school. It shows too. McCaffrey is a wiry combination of speed and strength. At the combine he ran a 4.48 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 10 times.
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