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Jake Paul Says He Wants To Play In The NFL

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Jake Paul Says He Wants To Play In The NFL

Jake Paul says he wants to have a crack at playing in the NFL once his boxing career wraps up.

Having just knocked out former UFC champ Tyron Woodley, the YouTuber is currently undefeated inside the ring but believes his skills can translate onto the football field.

Credit: Twitter/@jakepaul
Credit: Twitter/@jakepaul

Appearing on his brother's IMPAULSIVE podcast, Paul registered his interest in swapping the boxing gloves for some pads and a helmet.

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"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."

Asked which team he'd like to play for, Ohio-native Paul replied: "S**t, the Browns.

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"Would you have ever thought that I'd pay for the Cleveland Browns? No, right? 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?

"If you just start boxing as an NFL player, you're going to get f**ked up, 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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Credit: Twitter/@jakepaul
Credit: Twitter/@jakepaul

Paul has made no secret of the fact that he's a massive Cleveland Browns fan, rocking up to his bouts donning the jersey and even having orange-coloured gloves on.

But it seems Paul has had a run-in with one particular Browns player in the past.

A few months back, star defensive end Myles Garrett told Complex Sports he'd "beat the brakes off of Logan Paul" if the two ever squared off in a boxing match.

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Upon hearing these comments, Jake leapt to his older sibling's defence.

"Stick to football, my friend," Paul told the 3 Things to Know podcast.

"I like Myles. I have nothing against him, he's an amazing player. But you saw what happened when Nate Robinson from the NBA tried to step into the ring. People don't realise it's a whole different sport."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/IMPAULSIVE/Alamy

Topics: American Football, Boxing, Podcast, Jake Paul, NFL, Australia

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