Pretty much every player in the NFL is a physical specimen. Their line of work does require being at peak physical condition, with strength and speed being the two pillars in deciding the caliber of skill of any football player. And now, we’re starting to see this trend carry over to kickers.
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford is challenging this stereotype by showing up this season jacked out of his mind. I mean, this guy is absolutely shredded and looks more like a safety than a kicker.
Hell, they should have this guy try out some other positions if he’s going to be this brollic. I say put him on special teams first as the first hybrid kicker/tackling machine to warm him up.
Then put him out there in the secondary and have him bat away passes with that strong foot. It’s brilliant! Whether or not this guy is on the juice remains to be unknown. However, what we do know is that he can kick any other kicker in the league’s ass. That’s what’s most important.
— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) August 21, 2013