Wilson entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick, a player most assumed would land a backup spot for his rookie season.However, through two years, Wilson has yet to miss a start, and is likely to be the face of the Seahawks for years to come.Oh, and they also helped give him a physique worthy of ESPN The Magazine’s Annual Body Issue. Arguably the fastest man in football, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has the ability to change an entire game in a split second. Cj2K runs an astonishing 4.24 40, has a 35-inch vertical leap, and a 130-inch broad jump. And if CJ’s explosiveness and lightning-quick speed isn’t a good reason, then we don’t know what is.The 2009 season became Johnson's breakout year, rushing for more than 2,000 yards and was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year. He maintains the speed that helped him to break the NFL single-season record for total yards from scrimmage (2,509) with a mixture of single-leg squats, reps on the Vertimax, and a variety of other explosive exercises.These are the guys that don’t take a break from their diets to pig out on hot dog-stuffed crust pizza.And these are the guys that have, undoubtedly, made some of the most significant differences in the games you’ve seen this past season."He's probably the most powerful and quickest athlete I've ever had on the Launchpad,” said Clarke in the same piece. Reggie Bush is a fitness machine and one of the most-jacked NFL players you’ll find on the gridiron today.Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been torching the competition since he first stepped foot on an NFL field.
Jones-Drew has been able to realize the full potential of his 4.39-second 40-yard dash speed and his 36-inch vertical leap. Jones-Drew made ’ previous list of fittest NFL players where he credited the help of “core-building exercises” for giving him the power and explosiveness Jaguars fans have come to know and love.Nearly every player in the NFL is already an elite athlete, but these 25 players are a notch above the rest.These are the guys that you’ll find in the gym seven days a week, year-round.The 6'1" 240-pound San Francisco 49ers linebacker 49ers strikes fear into the hearts of opposing offenses not just with the tattoos covering nearly his entire torso, but also with his extreme speed (it should be illegal for a man Patrick Willis’ size to run a 4.51 40), his massive strength (22 reps of a 225-pound bench press), and off-the charts-agility (including a 39-inch vertical leap and a 119-inch broad jump).If that wasn’t enough to impress you, think about the fact that Willis reportedly squats 500 pounds. In a 2010 video interview, the 2007 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year detailed his unique homegrown workout, which consists of basically whatever feels right to him.
San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis also made our previous list of fittest NFL players, and for good reason.