Jake Paul Reveals Shocking Career Plans After Leaving Boxing: ‘Would You Have Ever Thought I’d Play for Cleveland Browns’

Published 12/24/2021, 1:33 PM EST


Youtuber turned Boxer Jake Paul recently in an appearance in the 3 Things to Know podcast with his elder brother Logan Paul revealed his keen interest in the NFL. The 24-year-old athlete believes that he has everything that takes to be a football player, be it speed, size, or power.

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Jake has been an active internet sensation ever since he was 16. Although the inception of his stardom began when he used to entertain people with his hilarious vines on YouTube, before shifting his interest towards boxing in 2018. He began his boxing career after defeating the British YouTuber Deji Olatunji is an amateur matchup that ended in a TKO in the fifth round.

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He has since appeared in a total of five matches winning all of them till now. His other four opponents have been YouTuber AnEsonGib, retired basketballer Nate Robinson, retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren and former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Jake Paul wants to play in the NFL

And after seeing positive results in his boxing career, Jake Paul believes that he would like to make a shift towards NFL after being done with boxing. He believes that since he has been playing football like forever, his athleticism is well suited for the sport.

Although that’s not just it, he has made plans to enter the world of football and has also thought of the position and the team that he would play in. “I want to go to the NFL after this [boxing],” he said. “Legitimately, just to play safety and deck people. I swear to god. I’m about to bring hella ratings to whatever team I’m on.”

“Would you have ever thought that I’d pay for the Cleveland Browns? No, right?” he added when asked about which team he would prefer to play in. “That would be crazy. I can run a 4.34 [seconds]… I have the size, I have the power, I can knock people out with one punch. So why can’t I play free safety?”

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“If you just start boxing as an NFL player, you’re going to get f*cked up,” he further said. “But I’ve been playing football my whole life, and it’s different from boxing – it’s more simple in a way… At the end of the day, it’s coverage and knowing your plays and being fast and willing to sacrifice your body to make the tackle.”

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It will be interesting to see if Jake Paul stands up to his pre-conceived athleticism of a football athlete. What are your thoughts on the same? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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