Antonio Brown, Von Miller Take Dancing From The Field To With The Stars
Von Miller has 14,129,000 reasons to dance. The Broncos superstar just won his first Lombardi Trophy, took home the Super Bowl MVP award, and also was assigned the franchise tag by the Broncos. That tag guaranteed him over $14 million, so Miller will be pretty set for a while. Instead of just counting his cash and shining his trophy, Miller has been everywhere recently, from "SNL" to "Ellen" to dancing with James Corden. While showing off his moves to Corden, though, Miller may have realized he has another itch he needs to scratch.
ABC announced the cast for the 22nd season of "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday and Miller was one of the headliners (along with Jodie Sweetin, because who doesn't want more Stephanie Tanner in their lives?) While Miller will try to take down the rest of the "celebrities" (term used loosely), his biggest competition could come from another NFL Superstar.
Antonio Brown will try to follow in the dancing shoes of another former Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, in taking home the mirror ball trophy. Ward won the competition during Season 12, fending off stiff competition, like Kirstie Alley, Ralph Macchio and Chris Jericho.
For Brown, this will be an opportunity to "improve his posture" and "make his movements more fluid". It will probably also help him stop this from happening...
While we have seen Miller and Brown's dancing chops on the field, one former NFL player who is also a cast member, wasn't exactly known for his tap dancing. Former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie is also a member of this year's cast. Flutie, who hasn't played in the NFL in 11 years, will try to pull one last Hail Mary from out of his bag of tricks.
Professional football players have had a ton of success on "Dancing with the Stars," along with Ward, Emmitt Smith (season three) and Donald Driver (season 14) have won the competition. Will Von Miller, Antonio Brown, or Doug Flutie continue these NFL success stories or will they lose to Geraldo Rivera?
No matter where they finish, the competition will be (mildly?) entertaining. And hey, thanks to "Dancing with the Stars," at least we will always have this picture to remember Flutie by...
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