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Want to Play for the NFL?



Why oh why would you want to play for the NFL?

Think about that for a second... Are you sure you want to play for the NFL?

First of all, less than 2% of the entire college football league EVER makes it to the NFL!

Don’t get me wrong, I think every high school and college kid should have dreams, and if it includes eventually playing for the National Football League, then dream it and go for it!

I just think that everyone needs a Plan B, C and maybe even a Plan D in their life. If you don’t make it into the NFL, then what?

Even if you do make it to the NFL, how long can your body hold up to the extremely strenuous sport?

How long will your team keep you as a player?


Is your lifelong dream to play for the NFL?

Dreams are great, and if you are passionate enough they can come true. Just realize that dreams may take longer to come true than the stories you see on TV, and don’t be disappointed if they don’t come true at all.

Let’s say you do beat the odds of less then 2% and you are able to play for the NFL...

Most players in the NFL last for less than 3 years, but we don’t hear much about them. We only tend to hear about the ones that last for years, since they are the most newsworthy players.

If one of your dreams is to be an NFL player, and it doesn’t come true, that dream was not meant to be. If you have several dreams, then your odds go up that some will of them will come true.

It’s the same advice as “never put all your eggs in one basket” or “don’t invest all your money in one stock”. Diversify your dreams, so that you can achieve some even if you don’t achieve others.


Is the NFL your life’s purpose?

Most people are not born knowing exactly what their individual purpose in life is. You need to be adaptable to change and your own circumstances.

At the same time, you should not let your circumstances define you. Every person is capable of so many great things, they just need to believe it themselves.

If you are a great football player and love the sport, don’t think that an NFL player is the only job for you. If you make it your life’s purpose to play for the NFL and it doesn’t happen for you, then what?

I believe that much of what we see on TV today is giving people false hope. Not everyone will be a movie star, rock star or NFL player. Be happy with who you are today.

We have become a nation of over-communication and over-dramatization. This causes people to believe that if they don’t achieve a certain financial status or physical appearance than they don’t measure up... THIS SIMPLY ISN’T TRUE!

I believe that much of what we see on TV today is giving people false hope. Not everyone will be a movie star, rock star or NFL player. Be happy with who you are today.

We have become a nation of over-communication and over-dramatization. This causes people to believe that if they don’t achieve a certain financial status or physical appearance than they don’t measure up... THIS SIMPLY ISN’T TRUE!

Make sure you live your life on your own terms, make your own decisions, and do not be influenced by too much TV and social media. It can be difficult to see the truth through all that noise.

You need to find your own purpose in life, nobody can find it for you.


Do you really want to play for the NFL?

Be careful what you wish for...

Sometimes what you think you might want in life is not what you really need.

Nowadays, people really don’t understand what they need to live a fulfilling life. We are too distracted by all the media and other outside influences that we have a hard time thinking for ourselves anymore.

Do you really want to play for the NFL, or is that what your mom, dad or coach is telling you to shoot for?

Why are you striving to play for the NFL, is it for the love of football or is it the money you seek?


Are you passionate or greedy?

If you love football enough, then you may have enough passion and excitement for the game to make it all the way to the Pro’s.

However, if you just like the possibility of a huge paycheck at a young age...beware of greed taking you over!

Greed will never get you where you really want to be in life.

If you think the life of an NFL football player is glamorous, think again.

I have heard stories from friends I personally know in the NFL, and it is an extremely tough job mentally and physically.

Here are just a few things a typical NFL player can expect in their life:

  • Get drafted to for the NFL at around 22-23 years old
  • Accept an offer from a team far from home
  • Move to the state of your new team
  • Start working hard every day with your new team
  • Difficulty finding time to visit with family and friends due to constant work hours
  • Work weekends, holidays and special occasions
  • Miss out on several family events because of work
  • Your social time is limited
  • Constantly under public scrutiny
  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Bodily injury possibility is high
  • Must keep in excellent physical condition
  • High expectations from coaches and team owners
  • Pressure to be a great player all the time

Would you really want to deal with these things? Maybe you do.

Just don't go into it with false expectations. It's always good to study all the aspects of a career path before following it.


Is the NFL life really glamorous?

Is what you see on TV really the truth about the lives of NFL players?

Of course not!

Please do not listen to everything you hear on TV. If you haven’t figured it out by now, the media just wants to sell their stories. They will do anything for great ratings.

When the media talks about the money NFL players make, this gives kids false hope that all they have to do is continue playing football, and they could make a lot of money too.

The media should also remind their followers that to make it into the NFL it takes a lot more than just being a really great player.

Players need to advertise themselves to even get someone in the NFL to notice their talent. If the NFL doesn’t know you exist, then you will never get drafted. This takes a lot of hard work and many times a lot of money too.


Dream more than one dream...

Again, I want kids to have dreams, but they need more than one dream to go after. They also need to go after a dream for the right reasons.

Mainly children should go after a dream that makes them happy. If the thought of doing a certain job sounds exciting a fun, then they will never really work a day in their life.

The promise of a lot of money should not be the only reason a kid should pick a career path, and you don’t have to play for the NFL to make a lot of money. 

There are thousands of opportunities out there that can enable a person to make a great living for themselves. 

Now go out there and find your lifelong opportunity!

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