The Patriots were nominated for six ESPYs, and Julian Edelman, James White, Danny Amendola, Malcolm Butler, Trey Flowers, Dion Lewis and Nate Ebner represented the team at the ceremony on July 12.
The worlds of sports and fashion so often overlap.
So it probably shouldn't be a surprise that Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola made news this week by signing on as the first-ever football player on the roster of the Ford Models.
This week's ESPY Awards highlighted Amendola's fashion sense and sophistication.
But, clearly the clutch pass catcher isn't the only Patriots player with the characteristics to cross over from the grass of a football field to the glossy pages of fashion magazines. From running routes to working the runway.
The 90-man New England roster is actually filled with fashionably-sensible, trendy, photogenic would-be models. As such, we enlisted a little help from the Patriots Lifestyle section on Patriots.com to put a different spin on our weekly debate.
So this week's Samsonite Make Your Case question is: Which current Patriots player is the best candidate to be a model?
Patriots.com Lifestyle Editor Angelique Fiske says….
Regardless of how many times Gronk takes off his shirt or how many endorsement deals Brady lands, Amendola is the only model Patriot. Literally. He is the first NFL player to sign with Ford Models – an agency that signed the likes of Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell and Anderson Cooper. Clearly, they know what they're doing and like what they see of Amendola's swagger. He walked the runway during New York Fashion Week not because he's a football player but because he belonged. Plus, Amendola is dating model and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, and they are a power duo on the red carpet. They will continue to shine long after his football days are over because while Brady lands covers because of his name, Amendola earned his place in the fashion world with his flair, poise and timeless style.
PFW's Andy Hart says…
Pretending that anyone on the Patriots other than Tom Brady would be the best candidate to be a model is simply thinking too hard. Brady has all the tools for success a model. He's tall, handsome and fashionable. His body is already both his temple and his tool. He has solid facial features, including his trademark chin dimple. And oh by the way the G.O.A.T. QB just so happens to be married to the G.O.A.T. model, Gisele. He lives in the runway world already. The model for the best quarterback in football history and model Patriot also happens to be the most likely model on the team. Some guys really do just have it all.