Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 11:18 am  |  16 responses

NFL an Option for Nate Robinson?

Sure, Nate is an incredible athlete and trains year-round, but is he good enough to go pro in another sport? Hoopsworld reports: “Robinson wants to prove that he has NFL potential and expects to try out for a team in the coming weeks. ‘I mean, why not?’ Robinson said. ‘It has always been one of my dreams to play in the NFL and right now, the opportunity is presenting itself so I think it’s pretty much a sign from God. I’m looking forward to trying out, having fun and showing the world that, as long as you put your mind to it, you can play any sport you want. Even if you’re a professional in one sport, you can play another one too.’ After tweeting back and forth with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll last week, Robinson is more excited than ever to explore his NFL options. With that said, he has yet to try out for the team or even scheduled a date to showcase his talents. If things don’t work out with the Seahawks, Robinson would also be open to playing for the Oakland Raiders or Philadelphia Eagles.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    I think he can.

  • Gaz

    shush Max…

  • dma

    I don’t even remember him being that good at UW

  • Gaz

    shush dma…

  • Yesse

    I did not see this coming. I know he did football in college, but NFL?

  • Gaz

    shush Yesse…

  • Gus

    Shush you Gaz!

  • http://slamonline.com AllDayEveryDay

    He has the athleticism and BARELY has a build good enough for a cornerback. Could work.

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    Okay, if we can put our minds to it. Not all of us were born athletic freaks, Nate.

    Anyway, kudos to him. Hopefully he doesn’t get hurt or any of that. Can’t see him on the Eagles, they’re already stacked at CB. The Raiders just lost Asomugha, so that could work. Seahawks too, good for hometown team.

  • RondoC’s

    just what the eagles need, another cornerback!!! haha

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    He’s 5’9 im sure he could be a good physical CB, there’s plenty of defensive backs at 5’9 or under

  • SikhWitIt

    Dude is the best pure athlete to ever play in the NBA. I saw him play at Rainier Beach and at UDUB. He CAN play football professionally. That’s all I got to say about that.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    How many times has Slam run this story this off-season?

  • hushabomb

    I’d watch him play.

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    I think he probably can do it. Idk if he’s more of a pure athlete than Lebron tho, or wade. I guess pound for pound maybe

  • @Deknowz

    He’s a freakish athlete, he’ll be fine.