LeBron James: Pete Carroll, Jerry Jones made me offers to play TE in 2011


We've already imagined what LeBron James could have done on the football field with the Dallas Cowboys, seeing as the basketball great has already revealed that Jerry Jones had made him an offer during the 2011 NBA lockout and he had considered it, though he ultimately passed up the opportunity.

But we never imagined him alongside Marshawn Lynch on the 2011 Seahawks — that is, we didn't imagine that until Monday night, when King James revealed that Jones wasn't the only person to make him an NFL offer.

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LeBron joined the Manning brothers on their ESPN2 "Monday Night Football" podcast and told us that Pete Carroll also showed interest in his capabilities at the tight end position.

The Cowboys were more than set at tight end, with future Hall of Famer Jason Witten playing in his ninth season and coming off a Pro Bowl, first-team All-Pro campaign in 2010. But the Seahawks probably could have used the help, as Matt Hasselbeck's top TE target that year was Zach Miller, who caught just 25 passes for 233 yards and no touchdowns. The backup, Anthony McCoy, only contributed 13 receptions for 146 yards and, again, no scores. You'd have to think that LeBron could have done a little bit better than that, no?

And then the season would have gone so well that LeBron would have come back for 2012 and gotten to play alongside both Lynch and then-rookie Russell Wilson, and then he obviously would have returned again and won the Super Bowl with the Seahawks and their Legion of Doom on the other side of the ball. Undoubtedly, this all would have happened.

But, no. Instead, we had to watch LeBron make an All-Star team for every season going forward, pick up four Finals rings, win multiple MVPs and all that boring stuff. Missed opportunity, in my opinion.

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