Why? Because the US isn’t even in the top 10 of tallest nations. You think that footballers are generally the size of Messi? No, that’s why insecure people like to bring up his height. And it’s an absolute joke to imply that possibly the best footballer ever is ‘unathletic’ because of his height. Especially when footballers on average run further and faster than their American counterparts. Yeah, American footballers will generally be bigger, which doesn’t simpy translate to being more ‘athletic’. And this makes complete sense because they are too vastly different sports, for example American footballers don’t have to run as far, where the increased body weight would obviously be a problem, and they also actively bash into each other. The ‘best’ rugby players aren’t going to be crossing over to American football, so that isn’t really a good representation, not to mention that there are British players in the NFL despite the sport having like zero traction in the UK. For some people athleticism simply translates to big guy that can run short distances.