Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan has always been one to think outside the box, and in a season where he's desperate to turn things around, he's willing to make a pitch to one of the best athletes in any sport right now. That's why, when talking to ESPN's Mike Rodak, he made a pitch to have LeBron James save the Bills franchise:
I don't know a whole lot about [basketball], but that big ol' rascal (James) can come play tight end for us, if he wants to.
He's physical. Unbelievable. Look at the range. There's nobody that can cover him. There's no way you can cover him. Fast, physical. We'll give it a shot.
With no NBA team in Buffalo, LeBron playing for the Bills is the only way they can get him to play for their city. While LeBron is an athletic marvel, he already had the chance to join the NFL when he played football in high school. He even attracted the attention of coach Urban Meyer, but his mind was already made up when he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers straight out of high school.
Many people are joking that LeBron James will go back to Miami if he loses in the NBA Finals yet again, but he could pull a fast one by dipping to the NFL instead. However, if there's any team that he would suit up for, it's the Cleveland Browns since he is a die-hard supporter, and even once did a commercial where he envisioned himself as a Browns player.
It's a shame, because with Charles Clay as their number one option at tight end, they could really use some help at the position. But it's unlikely that help would come from LeBron James any time soon.