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:
As you may have heard, I plan on suiting up with Team Wildling this year for the Westeros Baseball Classic. They have a great Manager pic.twitter.com/T8NmEZ3cF9
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) March 3, 2017
MLB.com’s Gemma Kaneko envisioned how he might look on the show:
He looks like Thor, and his nickname is Thor:
Hello Florida….I'm back. pic.twitter.com/kpuJnuxGCO
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) February 12, 2017
So he definitely has the right look for “Game of Thrones”
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:
What do you think? Other than Syndergaard, what current athlete should attempt a career in Hollywood after he or she retires from sports?