Published: Dec. 14, 2017 at 04:14 p.m.
Updated: May 4, 2018 at 01:15 p.m.

5 NFL Players as Star Wars Characters

Star Wars may take place in a galaxy far, far away and football is (presumably) limited to Earth. However, NFL players and Star Wars characters might be more similar than you think. Take a look at some connections between the NFL and Star Wars universe.

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  • During the draft process, Wilson had a huge question mark above his head due to his 5'11" height. Well, after winning a Super Bowl championship and he has the 8-5 Seahawks on the verge of completing their  six consecutive winning seasons, obviously the Seahawks made the right decision drafting him in the third round. Now, Wilson is having an MVP type of season, scoring 32 total touchdowns. 5

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    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson as Finn

    During the draft process, Wilson had a huge question mark above his head due to his 5'11" height. Well, after winning a Super Bowl championship and he has the 8-5 Seahawks on the verge of completing their six consecutive winning seasons, obviously the Seahawks made the right decision drafting him in the third round. Now, Wilson is having an MVP type of season, scoring 32 total touchdowns.

  • Coming back from a collarbone injury is better than losing a hand, right? Rodgers is taking over as Green Bay Packers at just the right time. After starting 4-1 with Rodgers, the Packers are currently sitting at 7-6, right on the cusp on a playoff spot. Even though Rodgers won't be throwing a blue lightsaber around, he will be slinging footballs for the last three weeks of the season. 4

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    Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as Luke Skywalker

    Coming back from a collarbone injury is better than losing a hand, right? Rodgers is taking over as Green Bay Packers at just the right time. After starting 4-1 with Rodgers, the Packers are currently sitting at 7-6, right on the cusp on a playoff spot. Even though Rodgers won't be throwing a blue lightsaber around, he will be slinging footballs for the last three weeks of the season.

  • The force is strong with Kylo Ren, but it might be even stronger with Jalen Ramsey. In only his second season, Ramsey has become an elite cornerback in the league. In 13 games this season, Ramsey has 4 interceptions and 17 pass deflections. I wonder if Ramsey uses some old Jedi mind tricks on quarterbacks to have them throw it his way. 3

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    Jacksonville Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey as Kylo Ren

    The force is strong with Kylo Ren, but it might be even stronger with Jalen Ramsey. In only his second season, Ramsey has become an elite cornerback in the league. In 13 games this season, Ramsey has 4 interceptions and 17 pass deflections. I wonder if Ramsey uses some old Jedi mind tricks on quarterbacks to have them throw it his way.

  • After his first season, many thought Goff didn't have what it takes to be a franchise quarterback. Well, he proved those doubters wrong. Just like Rey, he didn't know his true power and while a couple years ago Rey woke up the force, Goff woke up the Rams offense. With Goff running the show, the Rams rank in the top 10 for total yards on offense. 2

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    Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff as Rey

    After his first season, many thought Goff didn't have what it takes to be a franchise quarterback. Well, he proved those doubters wrong. Just like Rey, he didn't know his true power and while a couple years ago Rey woke up the force, Goff woke up the Rams offense. With Goff running the show, the Rams rank in the top 10 for total yards on offense.

  • While Chewbacca helped Han Solo win battles in space, Gronk helps Tom Brady win battles on the field. Since entering the league in 2010, Gronkowski has 75 touchdowns, 74 of them came from Brady. Gronk's strength and loyalty to the Patriots is unparalleled. 1

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    New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski as Chewbacca

    While Chewbacca helped Han Solo win battles in space, Gronk helps Tom Brady win battles on the field. Since entering the league in 2010, Gronkowski has 75 touchdowns, 74 of them came from Brady. Gronk's strength and loyalty to the Patriots is unparalleled.