What’s Your NFL Nickname?

By: Raj Chander

What’s Your NFL Nickname?
Image: Keith Allison via WikiCommons

About This Quiz

When it comes to football, there are many different kinds of nicknames out there for top performers.

Some of the greatest nicknames are simply shorter versions of the player's name combined with an adjective that describes them or the way they play. For example, look at "Big Ben," an apt name for a QB who stands 6'5" and weighs over 240 lbs. Another classic in this category is "Broadway Joe," a nickname that fits not only Joe Namath's team, the New York Jets, but also his career as a TV and stage actor.

Some of the more creative nicknames are the ones that depart entirely from a player's name, commenting only on their style. "Beast Mode" is arguably the premier example of this kind of nickname in the modern sport, a great label for the incredibly hard-to-tackle Marshawn Lynch. Going back a few years, "Sweetness" is another top option for encapsulating the smooth, elegant running style of Walter Payton.

It's good fun to check out the nicknames of real players, but what about you? What would your nickname be if you ever made it to the pros? In this quiz, you can be whatever position you want. Just tell us about yourself and your pigskin choices, and we'll give you a nickname that matches. No guarantee that it'll catch on at work, however.

We'll kick off your NFL fantasy with an easy one. What position would you play?
Wide receiver
Left tackle
Tight end
Running back

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What kind of city would you want to play in?
Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, like Seattle
A midwestern city like Chicago
A major football market like Dallas
A major metropolitan city like New York

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Which of these famous NFL quarterbacks would you want to be running your huddle?
Jim McMahon
Troy Aikman
Russell Wilson
Terry Bradshaw

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Which of these names would be your ideal head coach?
Pete Carroll
Mike Ditka
Barry Switzer
Vince Lombardi

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What would be your most important attribute on the football field?
Strength
Juking ability
Speed
Size

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Would you want to play both sides of the ball?
I'd stick with defense.
I could play both sides easily.
I'd do whatever the team asked.
I'd only play offense.

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How would you handle dealing with reporters and the media?
I'd be respectful and pleasant but wouldn't say much.
I'd use it as an opportunity to build my brand.
I'd do the minimum amount required.
I'd be honest and humble about myself and my teammates.

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Would you ever be willing to take less money to help your team compete?
Probably not
Yes, I'd put the team before me.
I would have to think about it.
No

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What color uniform would you most want to wear?
Navy Blue
White
Silver
Green

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Do you want your nickname to be a noun, adjective, or verb?
Noun
Adjective
Verb
It doesn't matter, as long as the checks come in!

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Would you spend a lot of time signing autographs for fans?
About an average amount
Not a ton
If I was in the right mood
As much as possible

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Who would you want as your defensive coordinator?
Rex Ryan
Gus Bradley
Bill Walsh
Wade Phillips

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Which of these big plays would you most want to make in a game?
Pick six
Sacking the QB
Touchdown run on the goal line
30-yard touchdown run

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How would you celebrate after your team won a big game?
Getting a new car
Just hanging out and relaxing at home
Going to a fancy nightclub with teammates
Eating a huge gourmet meal

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What would be your traditional pregame meal?
Chicken
A sandwich
Steak
Salad

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What kind of music would you be listening to for motivation?
Hip-hop
Grunge
Hard rock
Jazz

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Who do you think is the best person to come up with a nickname?
The media
Teammates
Play-by-play announcers
A family member

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Do you think that someone should ever be allowed to coin their own nickname?
No, that's a bit too egotistical.
If their playstyle backs it up, it's OK.
No, it's a rite of passage on a team.
If it's a good one

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NFL careers are notoriously short. What would you do after retiring?
Pursue acting
Buy a ranch
Become a motivational speaker
Philanthropic work

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Would you want to get married and have a family, or enjoy being a single athlete?
I'd do both but eventually settle down.
I'd rather be stable with a family
A little bit of both
I'd be exploring my opportunities if you know what I mean.

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Which of these famous football plays do you admire most?
Marshawn Lynch's "Beast Mode" rush
Tony Dorsett's 99-yard run
"The Minnesota Miracle" by Stefon Diggs
"The Hit" by Jadeveon Clowney

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Of the four NFL teams below, which do you like the most?
Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears
Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Chargers

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NFL players have some nice whips. If you could drive any kind of car, what would it be?
Ferrari
Hummer
Bugatti
Rolls-Royce

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Would you ever think about bending the rules in a game?
I don't think so.
Maybe, if it helped us win an important game
No way!
Probably

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How much time would you spend studying and memorizing the playbook?
As much as necessary
An average amount of time
Not that much time
I'd devote a lot of hours to it.

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Which common football drill do you think you would perform best in?
Cone running
Ladder drill
Sled pushing
40-yard dash

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How would you talk trash to opposing players?
Telling them how much better I was
Just grumbling as I flattened them
Yelling at them loudly
Just smiling dismissively and wishing them better luck next time

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What kind of endorsements would you most want to pick up?
Sneakers
Food
Jewelry
Clothing

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What kind of agent would you hire to represent you?
A high-powered owner of a big agency
Someone in my family
A friend from back in the day
A mid-level agent

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How would you feel about playing in cold weather?
I'd prefer to be in a warm climate.
I would get through it.
It wouldn't bother me.
I would enjoy it more than regular weather.

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