NBA All-Star Claims He’ll Become First Athlete To Play In Both The NBA & NFL (VIDEO)

While he’s busy dominating on the court, Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Anthony Edwards can’t help but keep his eyes open on another professional sports league.

The first overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft has met sky-high expectations up to this point of his career. Edwards has a long-struggling Timberwolves team off to an impressive start with his MVP-caliber play (26.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game through his first 14 contests).

 

NBA all-star game court.

But if Edwards fulfills his dream of winning an NBA championship? The Georgia product could follow the footsteps of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders by playing in not one, but two different professional sports leagues.

Speaking on Funny Marco’s “Open Thoughts” show, Edwards expressed confidence that he could become the first player to play in the NBA and the NFL. But you can exhale, Minny fans, because Edwards emphasized that his main goal for now is leading the T-Wolves to a championship.

“I think I might be the first one (NBA player to play in the NFL),” Edwards said. “As a team, Minnesota (Timberwolves) organization, we want to win a championship. After that, we’ll figure that out.”

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan tried making it to Major League Baseball following his first NBA retirement. He signed with the MLB’s White Sox (also owned by Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf) but, he never made it past Double-A.

Edwards played football as a youth in Atlanta, but he (wisely) decided to commit to basketball. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The 22-year-old Edwards earned his first NBA All-Star nod last season. He led Minnesota to 42 wins, but they were ousted by the eventual champion Denver Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs.

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