He might get his hair mussed.
Given the rules changes in football, those depictions aren’t far fetched. It’s gotten to the point where all a quarterback has to do is whine, “that big Defensive End is a brute and he hurt my feelings” and a flag gets thrown for “roughing the passer”.
I remember the smash-mouth football of the 60s and 70s. They played through more pain than the modern players could ever imagine. They’re evolving into a bunch of high-paid prima donnas who shudder at the thought of getting their uniforms smudged.
The game is heading toward flag football. Give it just a few more years.