The NFL's Hometown Rosters
J Thoendell stashed this in Sports
I wondered, though – what if every pro football player was rostered on the NFL team he was born closest to? The Texas, California and Florida NFL teams would, logically, have some pretty mean starting rosters. But what would the rest of the teams look like?
Using the territories indicated by this map I found the answer to this question for all of the NFL teams. In the study, I combined the 49ers and Raiders, the Giants and Jets, and the Redskins and Ravens. I also plugged in players who were born outside of a team’s target area if that team didn’t have any local guys at a certain position. These replacement players – identified with a blue dot – were pulled from places as close to the team’s target area as possible. Enjoy!