The 2022 NFL season officially began on Thursday night when the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams faced off at SoFi Stadium, but today, the New York Giants and the New York Jets will begin their seasons. New York Knicks fans, the 2022-23 NBA season might not be here yet, but in the meantime, you can (hopefully) enjoy some football.
There are Knicks fans all over the globe, and while there are certainly fans that don’t pull for either the Giants or Jets, the majority do. Some Knicks fans pull for the Bills, who are ironically enough the only team to actually play in New York, but real New Yorkers know that the debate comes down to the Giants vs. Jets.
It’s been 10 years since the Giants beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, and over 50 years since the Jets beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. Neither team has given fans much to cheer for, but the tides are starting to turn. The same can be said for the Knicks, too. Things are looking up for New York sports fans.
And while we’re on the topic of the Giants/Jets and the Knicks, let’s have some fun and take a look at three current Knicks players that would thrive in the NFL.
3 Knicks players that would star for the Giants/Jets in the NFL
3: Feron Hunt
Feron Hunt appeared in only two games for New York in the 2021-22 season, but as a two-way player, he put on a show with the Westchester Knicks.
He carried that show over to the 2022 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he impressed Knicks fans (and James Wiseman) with his insane athleticism.
The forward would put on a show on the gridiron, although at six-foot-eight he would certainly stand out. Hunt would be taller than the average wide receiver, but his speed would make him a fit for that position. And hey, maybe he’d be able to help Daniel Jones in his “prove it” season with the Giants, especially given Kenny Golladay’s struggles.
If he were to bulk up, Hunt might be able to star as a defensive end, but perhaps that job should be left to Jets’ Carl Lawson.
Knicks fans shouldn’t want to think about the possibility of Hunt starring for the Giants or Jets because he hasn’t even gotten the chance to prove himself on the court at Madison Square Garden. But man, it’s fun to imagine Hunt at MetLife.