A Quick Nine: Which NFL player would make a great golfer?

Tony Romo
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When it comes to golf, Tony Romo is arguably the best player in the NFL.
T.J. Auclair, Interactive Producer

Series: A Quick Nine

Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 | 11:31 a.m.

Are you ready for some football? With the NFL season set to begin Thursday evening, I think it's safe to say we're all a little excited.

PGA.com's John Kim -- the man responsible for the 'Quick Nine' questions we pose each week on Facebook -- is always excited for football season. The year-long ringtone on his cell phone is the Monday Night Football theme music. Making him even more enthusiastic about this season is the fact that his Atlanta Falcons have come up in the conversation as early Super Bowl favorites.

Of course, for that to happen, they'll have to get past my New England Patriots. We'll see what happens.

Anyway, in the spirit of the start of another NFL season, we want to know: What NFL player do you think would make a great golfer?

Here are the best answers we received, in no particular order:

1. Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Peyton Manning. Tall, skinny, smart, athletic..." -- Leo Chuck Donohue

"Peyton Manning because he's always in complete control which is what it takes to stay consistent on the golf course." -- Sean Hardy

"You guys missed the question... who do you think? Not who is... my answer is Peyton Manning... because, well he's a Manning, and he would study the game and devote all his time to mastering the game. He'd be at the range 8 hours a day." -- Kevin Hanzel

"Though I'm a loyal Cowboys fan and I know Romo has golfed before, I would say Peyton Manning would probably be a good golfer because he always has a great mind set, determination, and patience. Those three things are the assets you need most in golf." -- Heath Schramm

2. Michael Vick, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Facebook fan quote:

"Michael Vick... always scoring with Eagles!" -- Cory Chelf

3. Phillip Rivers, quarterback for the San Diego Chargers.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Phillip Rivers -- tall which gives him good leverage... solid foundation as proven by the way he stands in the pocket... and very cerebral, could think his way around a course." -- Gary Gentile

"Phillip Rivers... He is powerful and accurate. He finds his target." -- Adam M. St. Louis

4. Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Aaron Rodgers, when everything is falling around him he steps up and gets it done, plus he has the same swag that Dustin Johnson has." -- Will Fredricksen

5. Brett Favre, former quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

Facebook fan quote:

"Brett Favre -- cool, calm, collected." -- Jason Smith

"Brett Favre who happens to love the game and is a great golfer." -- Ray Hurtado

"Brett Favre, just so we don't have to worry is he going to play football this year?" -- Matt Buchanan

6. Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Drew 'Dat' Brees. Calm in the pocket = calm on the tee. Aware of everything around him = no problem with feeling out a course. Smooth throwing motion = smooth swing and lastly, great vision on field = great vision on course." -- Jason Eppley

"Drew Brees because he always has the wind on his side." -- Jimmy Patterson

7. Cris Carter, former wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins.

Facebook fan quote:

"Well... since it wasn't specified if it need be a current player, I'll say Cris Carter, great hands and easy-goin', I bet he's got a great short game." -- Steve Sampsell

8. Tony Romo, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

Facebook fan quotes:

"I hear Tony Romo is scratch." -- Brian Caulfield

"Romo, probably because he already is a good golfer." -- Curtis Bouman

"Romo... Already proven he is a good golfer. Proof is in the pudding." -- Neil Swartz

"Tony Romo, maybe he should try out a different Sunday finish." -- Kory Houser

"Tony Romo!! He's a natural at any sport. Just oozing with athletic skills and has great hand eye coordination." -- Robert Beach

9. Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots.

Facebook fan quotes:

"Tom Brady ... so very cool under pressure and a great competitor." -- Cathy McCartney Happel

"Tom Brady -- calculating and smooth -- would make every 5-footer and pull off the 50 footers with a super model waiting just off 18." -- Eddie B Yeager

"Tom Brady... and I'm ready for some football!" -- Scott Jenkins 



What about Dan Marino, Miami Dolphins great?


John Brodie of course! Senior PGA member and a tournament victory to his credit!


You guys are forgetting a fairly new addition to the league that is probably top three in this category--Saint Louis quarterback, Sam Bradford.
This guy played golf along side football and could have very easily pursued a pro career.
Show em' some love!