Will Mets’ Syndergaard sit on the Iron Throne?

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday, March 3, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Noah Syndergaard is reportedly heading to Westeros.

The Mets pitcher will appear on this season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” according to the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff.

And Syndergaard seemed to confirm it:

MLB.com’s Gemma Kaneko envisioned how he might look on the show:

Image by Gemma Kaneko
Image by Gemma Kaneko


He looks like Thor, and his nickname is Thor:

So he definitely has the right look for “Game of Thrones”

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And he’s acted before on CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait”

The executive producer of that show, Rock Reuben, was impressed by Syndergaard’s skills:

“One of the hardest parts of acting in a sitcom is hitting your mark. You’ve got to have your body aimed in the right direction so the camera gets you.(Syndergaard) was a real quick study. The second time through, he got it exactly how you needed him.”

There have been plenty of notable athletes who have made the transition to Hollywood (with varied success). Here are just a few:

Bruce Jenner

Bubba Smith

Dwayne Johnson

Howie Long

Jim Brown

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

LeBron James

Michael Jordan

O.J. Simpson

Ronda Rousey

Terry Bradshaw

What do you think? Other than Syndergaard, what current athlete should attempt a career in Hollywood after he or she retires from sports?

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