Here’s What Happens When You Put LeBron James on the Browns in ‘Madden 17’

Bryan Brandom
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The Cleveland Browns lost starting quarterback Robert Griffin III for at least eight games, and very possibly the rest of the season, earlier this week.

Thankfully, Browns fans just so happen to be experts in coping with football-centric misery, particularly at signal-caller.

Their solution this time around? Easy: Take arguably the greatest Cleveland-based athlete of all time—and easily the current greatest—and put him under center.

That's right: LeBron James.

And thanks to the magic of video games, we got to see kinda, sorta what that'd look like thanks to a gamer that plugged LeBron into Madden 17.

This isn't the first time someone's ogled over the Cleveland Cavaliers star's football potential.

"Who wouldn't want to coach LeBron James? He's the most physical specimen we have in professional sports," NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Theismann said of James playing the position back in 2013. "He could do, I think, anything he wanted."

The three-time NBA champion was a star receiver in high school, making Ohio's all-state team during his sophomore season. He stopped playing football after his junior year to focus on basketball.

Still, he thinks he could have played quarterback at a higher level.

"I have the ability," James said, also in 2013. "I can see and read plays. I study a lot, so I know defenses and things of that nature. So I would have been pretty good if I had decided to go for it."

No matter how good he'd be, I think it's safe to say he'd be a better football player than Jimmy Butler or Klay Thompson.

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