The Seahawks cornerback would like he and his cohorts to showcase their skills for the entire world to see.
"I really wish football was an Olympic sport. Would be pretty cool to compete in the Olympic Games. We would have a tough team to beat," Sherman said via Twitter on Saturday. "I know it would never happen," he followed. "Just a cool thought."
Nevertheless, Sherman's message got us to thinking: What Olympic team would the NFL send to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro?
Considering this pretty much means anyone and everyone, we added a curveball to the criteria and bring you active American players that have previous pedigree in Olympic sports. (We left high school letterman off this list because *everyone *played high school sports. We also left off some beastly linemen who're good at throwing things far, and a lot of wide receivers and defensive backs because you can only have so much speed.)
Our extensive and highly unofficial research yielded no results for NFL players with decorated backgrounds in other Olympics sports like archery, equestrian, fencing and trampoline.
Here are 12 players to start with:
Jamaal Charles: Running for the Texas Longhorns, he once finished first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.23 seconds.
Jacoby Ford: Ford was an NCAA champion in the 60-meter dash and earned All-American honors as a sprinter at Clemson.
Jimmy Graham: The tight end played basketball all four years at Miami, before switching to football.