Two of the biggest stories over the past month have been the NFL playoffs and Star Wars. We’re in the thick of the playoff race right now, and if you haven’t see Star Wars yet, well, it might be time to question your life decisions.
We’re down to the final eight teams in the NFL playoffs, and the rosters showcase the most elite players. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has basically become the ‘85 Bears of movies. It’s straight-up dominating everything. Since I enjoy nothing more than combining two things that have no business being combined, here’s who I would recast in the original Star Wars trilogy using only players from teams still in the NFL playoffs.
Luke Skywalker – Eric Berry
Probably not everyone’s first choice, but he came back from cancer. It doesn’t get much more heroic than that.
Obi Wan Kenobi – Peyton Manning
Old, kind of boring, a little bit crazy, and full of wisdom. Yep, that works.
Han Solo – Aaron Rodgers
Nobody does arrogant-but-backs-it-up better than A-A-Ron. Plus, I bet he looks great in a black vest!
Princess Leia – Erin Andrews
Because she is my favorite sideline reporter, and Pacman Jones has been eliminated.
Lando Calrissian – Cam Newton
No, I’m not being racist here. Cam is actually the Lando of the NFL. He’s charming and cocky with a heart of gold. Plus, at 6’5”, he basically lives in the clouds.
Chewbacca – Gronk
Everybody loves Chewie. Everybody loves Gronk. Neither one can really speak.
Yoda – Russell Wilson
He might not be old, but he’s so in tune with his feelings.
The Emperor – Bill Belichick
Need I explain?
Darth Vader – Tom Brady
Executes the Emperor’s dirty work but kind of has a conscience.
Jabba the Hutt – Eddie Lacy
This was a toss-up between Roethlisberger and Lacy, but I ultimately chose Eddie due to overall body mass.
Boba Fett – Kam Chancellor
Kam’s a scary man. If you try to run away, he’ll find you.
Stormtroopers (all of them) – Richard Sherman
He takes shots at everyone.
That’s my Star Wars cast made solely of players from the final eight playoff rosters. I would’ve included characters from the new movie, but I wanted to avoid spoilers for the three people who haven’t seen it yet.
Go see Star Wars, and may the force be with your team weekend. Unless your team is Denver, that is. Yes, I’m a Steelers fan.
If you were recasting Star Wars using NFL Playoff rosters who would you choose? Hit us up at @BaconSports on Twitter and let us know.