Contrary to popular belief, athletes are not superheroes. Sure, they may look that way at times, but they’re physically gifted specimen who just so happen to be able to do incredible things on their respective playing fields. Of course, if you put them in a different environment, like the medieval fantasy world of HBO’s Game of Thrones, perhaps they’d take their powers to the next level.
Game of Thrones doesn’t usually give guest-starring roles to famous individuals. Yet, as we saw with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, occasionally, the show makes an exception. Therefore, if GOT was ever going to give cameos to big-name athletes, here’s who we’d love to see get cast.
1. Von Miller
Game of Thrones is all about characters. And in the National Football League, there are few characters like the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller. Not only is the five-time Pro Bowler one of the most ferocious defensive players in the league, attacking opposing QBs at will and wreaking havoc like a genuine one-man wrecking ball, but he’s also got the personality, style, and charisma that would make him an instant hit in the Seven Kingdoms.
Plus, if you’ve seen his Old Spice commercials, then you already know Von is an excellent builder. With the White Walkers on the verge of breaching The Wall and unleashing a permanent winter, Westeros is going to need a handyman like Miller to pick up the pieces.