If the Olympics decided to make American Football a part of the events, these Cleveland Browns could be representing their country
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics going strong, it seems like a perfect time to look at one sport that would be a lot of fun to see in the games, football.
Of course, there are plenty of reasons why the sport we love won’t be in the summer games any time soon. One is that it’s primarily an American sport and two, it would be tough to try and pack games into the two-and-a-half-week event since it’s such a grueling sport.
That doesn’t mean we can’t still dream about it and ask which three players on the Cleveland Browns would represent their country.
3. Jamie Gillan, Punter
One guy who would absolutely represent his country is Cleveland punter, Jamie Gillan. Nicknamed ‘the Scottish Hammer”, Gillan would proudly represent Great Britain in the games.
Undrafted out of Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Gillan is entering his third season in the NFL after beating out Britton Colquitt for a job in 2019. The southpaw is known for his booming kicks and even has experience as a rugby player. He’s a punter for the Browns but he can also kick field goals, handle kick-offs, and has been known to lay a player out when going for the tackle.
Of course, his appointment is another reason football in the Olympics would be hard. It seems as though most players who didn’t come from America are kickers — with rugby backgrounds. That would make for some lopsided teams.
Still, the league has tried in the past to spread the popularity of the game and nothing would do that quicker than putting the sport on display for the whole world to watch.