Let’s be honest, aside from a few field goal kickers and punters, most NFL players are in ridiculous shape. After all, these are some of the best athletes in the entire world. Given how enormous they are compared to most people, it’s incredible (almost unbelievable) that these guys are actually the same species as us!
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the biggest, baddest, strongest players in recent NFL history — the best of the best if you will. Without further delay, let’s get to the list.
It’s entirely possible that J.J. Watt is a super soldier, secretly engineered in the farmlands of Wisconsin. That’s the only possible explanation for a man who stands 6-foot-6, weighs 290 pounds, squats 700 pounds, and barely has an ounce of fat on his body. At the 2011 NFL combine, Watt did 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press (incredible strength) and then cleared a 61-inch box jump (incredible athleticism).
He’s the only player in NFL history to have multiple seasons with 20 or more sacks; not even Reggie White or Lawrence Taylor can say that. There might be guys who are faster, and there might be guys who are stronger, but there might not be a single player in NFL history with the insane combination of strength and athleticism that J.J. Watt possesses.
Although it’s clearly Photoshopped, the image below (courtesy of DeviantArt) is absolutely hilarious.