You may think that accolades like a Pro Bowl invitation, All-Pro selection, and MVP award are won between Week 1 and Week 17, but that's not entirely true. NFL players put in the work for those awards during the offseason. Gone are the days of taking months off and using training camp to get back into playing shape.
Now gridiron stars are using virtually every day to get ready for the upcoming season, and thanks so social media, we get a glimpse of how players are constantly working toward their goals. That being said, not all workouts are the same. Some players' training regiments look more like Strongman competition events than workouts. From pulling vehicles while carrying weights to using live pythons as dumbbells, here are the Craziest Workouts of the 2018 Offseason.
Honorable mention: T.O. runs a 4.43 40-Yard Dash
Running the 40-yard-dash is not a particularly "crazy" workout, but running a 4.43 at 44 years old is ridiculous. Terrell Owens has a deep desire to make an NFL comeback and social media clips like this show that he's still got it.
OBJ pulls a GMC Yukon Denali
What's that clanking noise coming up the block, you ask? Oh nothing, just 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara preparing to steamroll defenses in 2018.
James Harrison Being James Harrison
Your eyes are not deceiving you, those are 300-pound dumbbells with resistance bands added for fun. James Harrison's retirement in April meant one thing: he'd have even more time to intimidate gym bros.
This tweet sums up all that needs to be said:
"The Real Tarzan"
Mike "The Real Tarzan" Holston is not in the NFL, but the fact that he's in a football jersey and the next-level ridiculousness of this workout makes this clip eligible. Those are live pythons, people.
Remember helping your mom with the groceries as a kid? Remember strapping as many plastic bags to your hands as possible to avoid making an extra trip to the car? Yeah, this is nothing like that, but it's the closest average Joe comparison.
OBJ Plays "Catch" with a Medicine Ball
Because catch with a medicine ball while standing upright wasn't enough.
It's going to be a long year for any opposing defenses tasked with stopping either of these guys.