Zion Williamson believes he could have made it to NFL as a TE or WR
Zion Williamson is without question a supremely gifted athlete capable of accomplishing things on the basketball court someone his size should be incapable of doing.
The New Orleans Pelicans superstar believes his enviable and rare combination of size, strength and agility would translate well to the gridiron. So much so, in fact, that Williamson thinks he could have made it to the NFL had he chose football over basketball.
“Yeah, I believe I could,” Williamson told FOX Sports 1’s Shannon Sharpe during a recent appearance on the Club Shay Shay” podcast, per Bleacher Report. “I’m just a competitor.”
Williamson does have some experience playing quarterback in youth football, but he envisions excelling at the NFL level at other positions.
“I think I would either do tight end or receiver. One of those two,” Williamson said.
Interestingly enough, Williamson isn’t the only NBA star who has come forward touting his potential NFL-level talents. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has gone on record several times over the years to tout his professional football bona fides. In fact, James shared earlier this year the he considered making a go at a potential NFL career years ago.
What’s more, a former NFL star recently claimed that he could transform James and another NBA star into legitimate NFL players with only one year of coaching. Odds are said retired NFL player probably believes he could do the same with an athletic freak of nature like Williamson as well.