Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; A general view of the Rogers Center before a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
With the Toronto Blue Jays series opener against the New York Yankees being rained out on Thursday night, it freed many of us to give our singular focus to the return of NFL football. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots topped Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21, with Rob Gronkowski stealing the show yet again. In trademark New England fashion, the win didn’t come without a little controversy, either.
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For those of us passionate about both the MLB and NFL, September and October are the areas you circle in red on your annual calendar. Blue Jays on the television six days a week, NFL games to choose from on three. It’s a great time to be alive, isn’t it?
This got me thinking: what would the Toronto Blue Jays look like as an NFL team? Who is the stoic leader at quarterback, Toronto’s own Peyton Manning? Which Jay has the combination of size, speed and electricity to be the starting wide receiver, a la Antonio Brown or Dez Bryant? Does this team have a matchup menace like Gronkowski?
So dive in, and let us know your own roster in the comments below! Onward we go, combining the two greatest sports there are (I know soccer fans… I know.)
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