Chicago Cubs: If this Kyle Schwarber isn’t a footballer, who is?
Some current and former Cubs who would seemingly make defensive stalwarts in the world of football include former prep football linebacker Kyle Schwarber, a guy with speed and strength to patrol the middle as a safety or linebacker in Sammy Sosa, and short-lived Cub speedster Terrance Gore at cornerback.
At safety, there are a couple of former Cubs who might be interesting patrolling the field – Ryne Sandberg and Alfonso Soriano were both guys who had speed and just enough strength to stay with receivers and also deliver hits. Granted, both would probably have to pack on a few pounds to deal with modern day NFL players, but their combination of athleticism and grit would certainly make them interesting options at free safety. Ian Happ might fit right in with those two as a very underrated but stellar athlete.
I have no idea whether they can kick a fooball or not, but both Greg Maddux and his professorial namesake Kyle Hendricks are both cerebral and methodical enough to handle the pressure and repetition of punting and kicking in the NFL. They’re both also good enough athletes to stand as the last line of defense and make a touchdown-saving tackle if need be, so I’m recommending those two to figure out the kicking aspect of our Cubs to Bears squad.
Now that the Bears have some fantasy options and reinforcements from the Cubs past and present, perhaps they can go out and get a win against the Steelers on Monday night.