Chris Evans off-season transformation doesn't look real

Submitted by njvictor on August 20th, 2018 at 11:27 PM

Chris Evans just posted his transformation picture after an off-season under Ben Herbert and it literally looks unreal. Looks like Chris Evans head was photoshopped onto a body builder. But in the best way possible. Higdon and Evans may actually be thunder and thunder, not thunder and lightning like last season


Hold This L

August 20th, 2018 at 11:31 PM ^

The great James willems once said

”You’re not big enough until there’s a picture of you and someone’s reaction is ‘there’s no way that’s his head on that body’. 

McLeft Shark

August 20th, 2018 at 11:38 PM ^

15 pounds is great and all... but in the after pic he is flexing every muscle in his body.  


This is how infomercials work.   Lets hope he flexes like that after one of his 30 touchdowns this season.   



August 21st, 2018 at 12:55 AM ^

Even his head looks thicker.

Most of the visual difference is illusion.

Let's hope it translates on the field. B/c if these guys are convinced that they've got a physical edge, and then get out there and find it the same as before, the confidence effect could go the other way.

Bando Calrissian

August 20th, 2018 at 11:48 PM ^

Am I the only one who notices in all of these that the first one is just them standing there, and the after picture shows them hunched over and flexing? You could stay exactly the same and that kind of picture is going to look markedly different.

The Fan in Fargo

August 20th, 2018 at 11:52 PM ^

I believe it's real. He is flexing but still. The other picture wouldn't look like that if he were flexing. Fifteen pounds added is alot and he had some baby fat so it's actually more than that in muscle mass/weight. I don't know how many of you paper pushers on here who never played a contact sport beyond seventh grade can fully comprehend what kind of transformation many of these guys just went through. You are burning a lot of that baby fat and let me tell you, some of these boys/young men had plenty. So your actual total weight gain isn't what it actually is in total muscle weight gain. If you can wrap your head around it, you'll realize just how much stronger these cats are going to be. They were competing with everyone last year. Should've only had 1 loss. This years team would mop the floor with that Penn State team. You wait and see come next Saturday. I need a new bottle of Crown.


August 21st, 2018 at 12:03 AM ^

They do all look great, but as in the typical fitness before and after shots they are not in the same pose.  In the before they are all relaxed and in the after they are all flexed.


August 21st, 2018 at 8:44 AM ^

Well, this is the problem. You claim there is power on a clip where Evans does not get touched...not even a threat of being tackled. My complaint about him is that he goes down much too easily. He improved greatly over the course of last season in this regard-but this has been a critical difference between Higdon and Evans. Here is where backs like Turner are going to step up and pass Evans if he does not elevate his game-to include taking on (early) contact better. In-coming Gray has this same ability in the hole-to power through that early contact. This is a huge difference-maker.


August 21st, 2018 at 1:48 AM ^

Chris Evans is taller, heavier, and slower than Karan Higdon, but people still think of him as the scatback. It's funny partly because it's a stereotype and partly because they do kinda run like the stereotypes even though their measurables do not fit.


Perkis-Size Me

August 21st, 2018 at 9:43 AM ^

How much of that difference is due to Evans really trying to flex in the “after” shot vs. just standing in a normal pose in the before shot?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he’s bulked up. I’m really just curious by how much. 


August 21st, 2018 at 8:28 PM ^

That is an amazing transformation for just 15lbs weight gain.  If as we suspect most players have improved like this, the explosiveness of this team will be something else.