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Theismann wants to make LeBron a quarterback

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Joe Theismann’s prostate gives him fits.  He thinks LeBron James could do the same to NFL defenses.

According to Chris Thomasson of FOXSportsFlorida.com, Theismann believes LeBron could play quarterback in the NFL.

Not now, but when LeBron is done with playing basketball.  After all, most franchise quarterbacks are on the wrong side of 30, with more than a few north of 35.

“I would love to work him out and also serve as his agent,” Theismann said.  “I’ll go wherever he wants this summer.  He could play another four years in the NBA before seriously trying the NFL. . . .  There are not a lot of 38- or 39-year-old basketball players, but there are 38- and 39-year-old quarterbacks, so there’s always time for him.”

The comments flow from LeBron’s recent musings about whether he could have played quarterback.

“I wouldn’t count him out,” Theismann said.  “He’s the most tremendous physical specimen in all of sports.  I think he’s certainly talented enough.  He’s intelligent.  He’s like the quarterback on the Miami Heat, but there are so many things [to being an NFL quarterback].

“There’s reading defenses. There’s throwing the ball with touch. There’s throwing a spiral in the wind.  Maybe his hands are too big.  The football is a different shape, and a basketball is obviously a lot bigger than a football.”

So why is Theismann willing to help James?  “I need a job,” Theismann said.

Apparently, hawking prostate pills doesn’t pay as much as you’d think.

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88 Responses to “Theismann wants to make LeBron a quarterback”
  1. thesteelers says: May 26, 2013 8:52 PM

    You couldn’t make yourself a QB, why would this idea work?

  2. blackandbluedivision says: May 26, 2013 8:53 PM

    wait…is Joe Theisman a certified agent? He can’t recruit players.

  3. cocheese000 says: May 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    Was he drunk when he was saying all of this?

  4. rbanks51 says: May 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    One of the best passers the NBA has ever seen, but I don’t see him as a QB…Could’ve been an elite WR though.

  5. pooflingingmonkey says: May 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    Theismann is pathetic. Any excuse to get his ego, I mean name out in public.

  6. MCxShow says: May 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    Go home Joe, you’re drunk. Or undergoing weird side effects of the prostate pills.

  7. toonloonboon says: May 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    go take a leak, theismann

  8. iced107 says: May 26, 2013 8:55 PM

    Theismann, there are plenty of bad qb’s that need help…

    jets….cardinals depth chart behind palmer…

  9. swashbucklin says: May 26, 2013 8:55 PM

    Lolwut

  10. swashbucklin says: May 26, 2013 8:55 PM

    Break a leg lebron!

  11. sixburghsteelers says: May 26, 2013 8:56 PM

    WR or TE/HB would probably work better…

    Or Ball-Hawking FS, don’t know if he can hit though

  12. george1859 says: May 26, 2013 8:56 PM

    Joe, just go away.

  13. theclaim says: May 26, 2013 8:58 PM

    Joe, Joe Joe, man I loved your passion for the game. I think you might be talking out o your prostate on this one. Is he RGIIIs future backup?

  14. zimaman says: May 26, 2013 9:00 PM

    Dumbest idea I have heard in months

    Lebron whines and cries to the officials when there is the slightest of contact. I can’t imagine him maning up and playing football. He does not have the stones.

  15. johnnyb216 says: May 26, 2013 9:03 PM

    I think Joe Theisman needs to be drug tested…

  16. moerawn says: May 26, 2013 9:03 PM

    You sure can’t hear enough about LeBron.

  17. wtfchiefs says: May 26, 2013 9:08 PM

    I really think LeBron could play football. Don’t think he’d be a starter or anything, but I’d bet he could make a roster if he worked hard at it.

  18. barbeaux says: May 26, 2013 9:09 PM

    lol

  19. 91devinhester23 says: May 26, 2013 9:11 PM

    stick him on the browns

  20. cdan374 says: May 26, 2013 9:13 PM

    Joe, don’t you have a HOF speech to write…

    Oh wait, my bad…

  21. dlw492 says: May 26, 2013 9:13 PM

    No wonder ESPN cut this guy- he’s delusional and lit on something

  22. herlies says: May 26, 2013 9:15 PM

    “He’s the most tremendous physical specimen in all of sports.”

    Have to agree here.

    No man who stands 6’8″ 265 lbs should be able to move like that. LeBron looks like he was engineered in a lab.

  23. raideralex99 says: May 26, 2013 9:18 PM

    Maybe Gretzky can be a QB too … he was the best puck passer in hockey.
    What is Joe saying … anyone can play QB?

  24. kenstabler says: May 26, 2013 9:19 PM

    Joe, shut up. You say so many dumb things, but this is just nuts. The guy is a basketball player, no way he can just walk in and be an NFL QB. Even with your suspect tutelage.

    I think someone sent you some of my Alabama moonshine by mistake.

  25. dwarftosser says: May 26, 2013 9:23 PM

    People need to just stop talking to Joe. Nobody cares what he thinks.

  26. jayquintana says: May 26, 2013 9:23 PM

    “Let’s see, make $20 million a year in the NBA or about a million, at most, as NFL quarterback, IF I make the team.”

    Gosh, LeBron sure has a difficult decision on his hands.

  27. mungman69 says: May 26, 2013 9:24 PM

    There are many NBA players who could play in the NFL. They are great athletes with GREAT size. But why would they want to play football?

  28. mz1394 says: May 26, 2013 9:27 PM

    Lebron as a tight end would be lethal

  29. mayday5 says: May 26, 2013 9:27 PM

    Always enjoyed Theismann. One-third (w/ Mike Patrick and Paul Maguire) of the second best broadcast team of all time. Only behind the Gifford, Michaels and Dierdorff MNF gang.

  30. 1uniquename says: May 26, 2013 9:30 PM

    LeBron is a modern day gladiator pampered though by officials and crying for fouls because he is fouled on nearly every drive. If he wanted to play qb he could’ve or golf or tennis, it wouldn’t matter, he is built like no other.

  31. stickyditka says: May 26, 2013 9:30 PM

    See Lebron take that lil bump from Nate Robinson in the playoffs and fall flat on his back like a drunken prom date? If he can’t take a the physicality of the NBA against a guy who is 5’9″ and a buck eighty, have fun with a d-lineman. Yeah, good luck making him into anything in the NFL.

  32. umainebearman says: May 26, 2013 9:32 PM

    Well the Skins tried to make a running back a qb last year. Slapped a number 10 on his jersey and said go for it. I mean that plan will fall through this year but sure gibe LeBron a try too.

  33. nomoreseasontix says: May 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    Theismann is nuts…

  34. soia311 says: May 26, 2013 9:33 PM

    I feel like this story belongs in The Onion.

  35. howiefeltersnatch says: May 26, 2013 9:37 PM

    Fantastic basketball player? Sure. But in order to be a QB in the NFL you gotta have some smarts and believe you me, this guy can barely count to two.

  36. rg3enoughsaid says: May 26, 2013 9:38 PM

    Need something else to do Joe? Getting drunk and beating your wife tiresome now?

  37. croghan1919 says: May 26, 2013 9:40 PM

    Bwahahahaha!!!
    I’m done!

  38. mackcarrington says: May 26, 2013 9:44 PM

    It’s nice to see that the prostate drugs haven’t dulled Joe’s sense of humor. And did he say he needs a job? Are the residuals from those prostate commercials running low?

  39. blackngold4life says: May 26, 2013 9:44 PM

    post CONCUSSION syndrome!

  40. MichaelWrites says: May 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    LeBron is probably glad Lawrence Taylor never played in the NBA.

  41. thegonz13 says: May 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Did he say that while drunk and trying to kiss Suzy Kolber? Oops, wrong Joe! My bad…

    Still it’s a stupid idea and another way to somehow get his name in the news. If you need a job then go find one!

  42. miamiron says: May 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Now I realize why his prostate is giving him fits…It’s because his head is next to his prostate

  43. MichaelWrites says: May 26, 2013 9:48 PM

    LeBron can’t play QB for the Dolphins unless they can trade a second-round draft pick for him.

  44. youcantmakemepickausername says: May 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    Is Theismann trying to show there’s someone in the world with a bigger mancrush on Lebron than Colin Cowherd?

  45. domehead says: May 26, 2013 9:58 PM

    So someone explain this to me… Why did anyone ever listen to this guy anyway???

  46. enzasman says: May 26, 2013 9:58 PM

    Uh Huh..And maybe he can get Tim Tebow an NBA contract too.

  47. cooper7r says: May 26, 2013 10:00 PM

    Too soft.

  48. dietrich43 says: May 26, 2013 10:04 PM

    Has Thiesman figured out how to change James so it rhymes with MVP?

  49. jebdamone says: May 26, 2013 10:04 PM

    i don’t know about QB but lebron could dominate at TE. he played HS football and is obviously capable of learning the game based on his basketball acumen.

  50. blackqbwhiterb says: May 26, 2013 10:05 PM

    Go Joe go!! Great qb having a good time, all y’all relax… He didn’t try to kiss Suzy, or text his privates, he’s just talkin’ silly…. Like when you posters call plays on Sundays

  51. j0esixpack says: May 26, 2013 10:07 PM

    He’s gotta be better than Sanchez.

  52. baddegg says: May 26, 2013 10:09 PM

    thesteelers says:
    May 26, 2013 8:52 PM
    You couldn’t make yourself a QB, why would this idea work?

    —————

    Joe T. won a Super Bowl at QB. I guess other than that, he “couldn’t make it.”

    (eyeroll)

  53. johnnycash19 says: May 26, 2013 10:10 PM

    “He’s the most tremendous physical specimen in all of sports.”

    —-

    I would argue Calvin Johnson or Adrian Peterson.

  54. shadowcell says: May 26, 2013 10:10 PM

    I, uh, think he’s got a better gig going.

  55. scytherius says: May 26, 2013 10:11 PM

    Who’s next Joe? The best Madden player?

    As Bugs Bunny would say . . . what a maroon.

  56. redskinsrt says: May 26, 2013 10:13 PM

    zimaman says:
    May 26, 2013 9:00 PM
    Dumbest idea I have heard in months

    Lebron whines and cries to the officials when there is the slightest of contact. I can’t imagine him maning up and playing football. He does not have the stones.

    ———–

    So you’re saying he could be Tom Brady?

  57. onderin says: May 26, 2013 10:14 PM

    I mean, the idea of it at first glance seems stupid but lets indulge the idea for a second.

    Lebron IS the most tremendous physical specimen in sports, but when he’s in his late 30s he won’t be. He’ll be on the downside of physical peak and who really knows what that will look like.

    Now he just has to learn how to:

    1. Read defenses
    2. Consistently hike and hold on to the football (should be easy right?)
    3. Learn the footwork to be on balance when he throws the ball.
    4. Learn how to properly throw the ball.
    5. Learn how to throw with touch
    6. Wait? Does he even have a decent arm?
    7. Learn what everyone is doing on offense.
    8. Learn his progressions

    …man forget this list. This is just a stupid idea.

  58. nightofthehipple says: May 26, 2013 10:16 PM

    I am 43 and can throw 80 yards. Can you make me a qb Joe?

  59. tampaskinsfan says: May 26, 2013 10:20 PM

    Well the Skins tried to make a running back a qb last year. Slapped a number 10 on his jersey and said go for it. I mean that plan will fall through this year but sure gibe LeBron a try too.

    2 1
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    Yeah, the running back just had horrible passing numbers…moron

  60. cowboyhater says: May 26, 2013 10:41 PM

    Easy everyone. Joe has always had a sense of humor. He wasn’t being serious. He does a ton of interviews on local radio, and he always jokes around. He also offers very insightful information on the league, which is what most of you miss. You just hate because his is an ex redskin who led his team to 2 consecutive SB’s. He was a great competitor, and leader during those playoff, and superbowl runs. Like to see him replace Sonny on the redskin broadcasts, and have Doc Walker replace Sam. It’s time for a new team.

  61. raiderseliminatedfromplayoffsalready says: May 26, 2013 11:08 PM

    An…an I says to her I says EH! Lebraaaahn! Come eeeere’ mah girl an’ gimme anoder shot ob bodka and a kiss!!!

  62. footballisfun says: May 26, 2013 11:21 PM

    For a minute there, I thought I was reading The Onion.

  63. vertskate900 says: May 26, 2013 11:22 PM

    If he whines and cries that the Chicago Bulls are too physical, wait until he plays the Chicago Bears. Someone like Lance Briggs would take his head off.

  64. mattblues110 says: May 26, 2013 11:30 PM

    Lebron falls down anytime someone touches him, not really a quarterback quality.

  65. riggo44rg3 says: May 26, 2013 11:55 PM

    Give Theismann credit, he was able to get these knuckleheads to write an article about someone other than RGIII.

  66. tcclark says: May 27, 2013 12:02 AM

    Yeah. Guys like Peyton and Brady have been studying the game their entire lives in order to become an NFL Quarterback, but LeBron could learn it in a weekend in his late 30s. After that he’ll read the dictionary and fly his jet pack to Mars.

  67. jpaq68 says: May 27, 2013 12:08 AM

    All of those alimony payments have made Joe insane

  68. trollingforjustice says: May 27, 2013 12:10 AM

    Even when Joe has nothing to say…that doesnt stop him from talking

  69. newyorkshets says: May 27, 2013 12:21 AM

    It’s official. joe has lost his damn mind.

  70. rextraordinaire says: May 27, 2013 12:47 AM

    I don’t think the Onion could have made it better if this was fake. The original story was that hard to believe.

  71. knew8411 says: May 27, 2013 1:33 AM

    The first time I ever saw/read a copy of Dr. Strange, I found myself wondering…..”what was Stan Lee smoking before he came up w/this idea?”
    I find myself wondering now….”What was Joe Thiesman smoking, when he came up w/this idea?”

  72. lewiscafarella says: May 27, 2013 2:25 AM

    I could see him being a TE or DE, but not a QB. No way.

  73. hitman02000 says: May 27, 2013 5:32 AM

    he doesn’t like contact and you can’t flop your way through the NFL…they’ll just hit you harder

  74. phinfan527 says: May 27, 2013 6:29 AM

    Call the Jets. They need another ring for their three ring circus!!

  75. isthereanyusernamesleft says: May 27, 2013 6:36 AM

    I am so tired of these old qbs. Him joe Namath. Look you were good. But just because you were good doesn’t mean anybody gives a crap about your opinion. And media quit playing into it. !!!!!

  76. boblavoie says: May 27, 2013 7:12 AM

    Met and talked to Joe several years ago in Miami – told me his dream job would be QB coach. I had the feeling Notre Dame would be his first choice. Gave him my business card and told him I would sell my business and come work for him (free) if he ever got a head coaching job. Still wait for a call!

  77. blueballz77 says: May 27, 2013 7:24 AM

    Guess Joe is really worried about RgIII’S knee Good foresight? naw just a nut job

  78. rg3andthensome says: May 27, 2013 7:42 AM

    not smart, but I would like to see it happen

  79. theclaim says: May 27, 2013 11:18 AM

    hitman02000 says:
    May 27, 2013 5:32 AM
    he doesn’t like contact and you can’t flop your way through the NFL…they’ll just hit you harder

     Brady does!

  80. bearsoxass says: May 27, 2013 11:20 AM

    Yes , and he can be the new goaltender for the tampa bay lightning

  81. isithockeyseasonyet says: May 27, 2013 12:24 PM

    What’s he smoking and where can I get some?

  82. tellthetruth1313 says: May 27, 2013 12:25 PM

    King James Rules; Everyone else just plain SUCK!!!

  83. spideysdog says: May 27, 2013 12:30 PM

    yep, and in this fantasy all star team of Drunkin Joes, Bryce Harper will be the starting tail back and Renaldo will be set out wide.

    Go home Joe. Send LT a thank you card for making you famous, and pour another drink.

  84. bensstinkyfingers says: May 27, 2013 12:54 PM

    When LeBron returns to the Cavs in 2014 the Browns should give him a look at TE. He could wrap up a title with the Cavs then get a late start with the Browns. Imagine bringing titles to the city of Cleveland in two sports. He would be Legendary beyond his dreams.

  85. bgm9876 says: May 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  86. conormacleod says: May 27, 2013 2:47 PM

    One of the most random and odd articles I’ve ever read.

  87. my2cents27 says: May 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    Lebron needs to go back to Cleveland before he retires!

    That is what he needs to do and he knows it!!

  88. coachbeck says: May 27, 2013 4:36 PM

    LeBron was a sweet TE.

    Only thing that kept him in basketball was average career 2,5 times longer than football.

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