As a card carrying member of the bear community, and someone who thoroughly appreciates thicker dudes, I have one thing to say to ESPN: THANK YOU!
ESPN’s annual Body Issue, which tastefully highlights a multitude of athletes in their birthday suit, included the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line in their 2019 edition that hits newsstands on Friday, September 6.
Video footage from the shoot featuring Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo and Halapoulivaati Vaitai was released on Wednesday, September 4.
Lane, 29, who plays tackle for the Super Bowl winning team and was the one to bring this idea to his teammates, wanted to break down the stigma associated with men who play in his position.
“There’s a whole stigma behind the O-line body, but as you can see, some of these guys are pretty well-built, strong guys,” he told ESPN. “I just wanted to put that out there and see how it settles.”
Jason, who has been a favorite of the bear community for years (according to my crucial sources), said that his ass is the part of the body he’s most proud of. “I don’t have a big ass, but I think it’s a nice ass — nice butt, sorry.” All good buddy.
Another fun topic that the teammates discussed was who was the most comfortable being naked in the locker room. “That’s got to be Kelce, man. He just — he doesn’t care at all. He don’t give a damn what people think,” Isaac, 25, revealed. Good to know.
You can read their interview in its entirety here.