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15 NFL Players I’d Love to Bro Out With

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15 NFL Players I'd Love To Bro Out With

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Last month, I talked about 15 professional athletes I'd love to go on summer vacation with, with a total of six NFL players making the list.

Now that summer is fading and slowing turning into autumn, many people are choosing indoor activities over outdoor ones. They're doing things like playing more video games and watching more television in the comfort of their own homes.

Not that everyone is spending all their time alone; after all, we still have to make time to bro out.

What does the term "bro out" mean, you ask?

Well, it is basically defined as "chilling with your guy friends." And while it includes, but is certainly not limited to, playing video games and watching television, the most important thing is that it gets you out of the house and allows you to spend some quality time with individuals of your own gender -- which is especially important for those of us who have wives or girlfriends.

I recently had the opportunity to settle in and watch a WWE pay-per-view with a few of my guy friends, and while the event itself had its highs and lows, the time I spent with them cannot be overstated. It was one of the highlights of my summer -- which sort of defeats the purpose of the point I was trying to make with the whole summer changing to fall thing, but I digress -- and something that I will always remember.

As much fun as I had with my own male companions, how much more fun would it be to hang out with some NFL players?

Here are 15 NFL players I'd love to bro out with.

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15. Aaron Rodgers

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Who wouldn't want to hang out with Aaron Rodgers, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Green Bay Packers? While that in itself would be reason enough, I'd also enjoy making fun of his (former?) friend Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers slugger who was suspended for 65 games in July due to the Biogenesis scandal.

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14. Adrian Peterson

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According to the Madden commercials Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has starred in, he seems like a pretty avid gamer. I would love to test his skills and see if he can beat me.

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13. Brandon Marshall

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A once-troubled star, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has wised up a lot. He now conducts himself like a true professional and he's actually a very intelligent human being, so I think we could have some great conversations pertaining both to football and other modern-day issues.

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12. Calvin Johnson

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Speaking of Madden, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is a guy I always enjoy having on my team. All I have to do is throw the ball in his vicinity and he will go up and get it. He'd be another fun guy to compete against in that very game.

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11. Cam Newton

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Not only is Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton my favorite player, but he's also around my age, which would make for quite the conversations about pretty much everything. Plus, have you seen how big the guy is? I'm sure television doesn't do him justice.

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10. DeAngelo Williams

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Given that Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is one of the biggest professional wrestling fans in the league, who better to sit down and watch a show with? As a matter of fact, I might try to talk him into taking me to a pay-per-view, as I know he attends them from time to time.

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9. Drew Brees

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One of sports' true good guys, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has quite the story. He has been through so much adversity and yet he continues to smile through it all, which to me is infectious.

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8. Larry Fitzgerald

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has always been one of the smartest players in the NFL. I'm sure he could teach me a lot.

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7. Patrick Willis

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Since former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is now retired, why not talk to another one of his biggest fans, fellow No. 52 Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers? Especially since we share the same religious beliefs, it would be a refreshing change from the way most football players act.

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6. Robert Griffin III

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III burst onto the scene last year and created quite the stir. He is another guy who is known for his wide smile, and I'm sure we'd share plenty of laughs.

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5. Russell Wilson

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was also a rookie last year, staying fairly under the radar until later in the season. He's also an accomplished baseball player, and with MLB playoffs not far away, I'd love to see who he thinks will win the World Series and chat about everything else pertaining to America's pastime.

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4. Steve Smith

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Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is another guy who went under the radar at the beginning of his career, but the little guy with the big heart has proven all the doubters wrong. It'd be fun to hear him chirp about it all.

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3. Tim Tebow

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New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow is quite possibly the nicest guy in the history of sports. That alone would make for a fun time with him.

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2. Tom Brady

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Not too many guys can say they've won three Super Bowls, broken all kinds of records and had relationships with two supermodels. New England's other quarterback, Tom Brady, can. That, coupled with the fact that the 36-year-old seems to have a pretty laid-back demeanor, mean that he would make good company for yours truly.

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1. Troy Polamalu

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It's all about the hair, man. Nah, not really. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is widely considered one of the good guys in the NFL. Not that the hair isn't, well, interesting.