With such a large off-season, what better way to spend it than on the links for American football's biggest names?

Whether you call it American football or just football – or maybe even gridiron – the sport is gaining quite the reputation for producing good golfers. It helps that the sport’s season is short, running from September until its culmination at the Super Bowl in late January or early February, so the stars have plenty of time to perfect other hobbies. Here we have picked out nine of the best NFL golfers…

Best NFL golfers – 9. Tom Brady

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Arguably the greatest quarterback of all time is also a pretty neat golfer, six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady played his entire career with the New England Patriots and took up golf several years ago.