4 Miami Heat players who could help the Chiefs or 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday, which means you probably don’t care about basketball content for the next 24 hours. But what if I could tempt you with something Super Bowl-adjacent, completely ridiculous and – in many ways – totally useless?

Do I have your attention?


Here’s a picture of Taylor Swift. 

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OK, now that I have your attention, let’s go through the pointless exercise of identifying which Miami Heat players could help the Kansas City Chiefs or San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowl LVIII and what positions they would play. 

The first one is obvious.

Jimmy Butler, tight end

I mean, get this guy in an end zone…

Butler is listed at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds – elite and ideal size for an NFL tight end. For reference, Kansas City’s tight end, Travis Kelce, is 6-foot-5, 250. San Francisco’s George Kittle is 6-foot-4, 250. Those guys are heavier than Butler, but what makes Butler a tight end instead of a wide receiver is his strength. 

I don’t know that Butler can block Nick Bosa, but he can definitely help one of his offensive linemen with a chip block, or get into the secondary and take out a strong safety for his running back.

Butler is from Texas. Football is in his blood. He dabbled in the sport when he was young. If we were playing pick-up football in the Heat’s front yard, Butler would be the first overall pick.

Here, Butler goes to the Chiefs, who could use another receiving weapon and give the 34-year-old Kelce a break on some possessions.