The NFL is a rigorous league.
Throughout the season, players at each position keep training their bodies, preparing for the ups and downs that the season brings.
For offensive linemen, one of their most defining characteristics is their weight, to try and keep defensive players away from their quarterback.
After players retire from the NFL, their bodies typically go through significant changes, as their life has shifted away from professional sports.
Russell Okung retired from the NFL after the 2020 season and has recently posted images of his body transformation.
Former NFL OL Russell Okung has completely changed his body since his playing days.
Okung, the former #Seahawks 1st round pick, was listed at 310 pounds.
A @joethomas73 like transformation. pic.twitter.com/HGAjKyqjRC
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 10, 2023
Okung has lost significant weight after his playing days after once weighing over 300 pounds.
After he posted this transformation, many NFL fans commented on his remarkable weight loss.
Them lineman be dropping that weight quick af. Makes you forget how much work they put in to stay at the game ready weight https://t.co/ryCgYthOoD
— Burna (@BridgeBurner704) April 10, 2023
As this fan highlights, linemen typically eat several thousand calories per day to keep themselves at a manageable playing weight.
When they do leave the league, however, similar to Okung, linemen typically shed weight quickly.
That’s Donald Glover https://t.co/Bosj7FMUPn
— Mr. Unlimited (@MiggFAM) April 10, 2023
Many have compared Okung’s new physique to other celebrities, including Donald Glover, as this fan points out.
Other fans have seen this transformation and wondered if Okung was able to unretire, hoping he could suit up for their favorite team.
Is he a free agent? Dallas could prob use him
— Parineus Popcornicus (@ParryPopcorn) April 10, 2023
Okung has been retired for over two years, so a return to the NFL is highly unlikely at this point.
However, he was a first-round pick for a reason, and likely still has something left in the tank.
Looking like Darelle Revis
— Eric (@EltonPuka) April 10, 2023
Could Okung come back to the league with a new identity, playing either wide receiver or cornerback, as this fan suggests?NEXT: Commanders Are Meeting With Intriguing RB Prospect