Denzel Perryman (May 21, 2024) [1296x729]
Denzel Perryman (May 21, 2024) [1296x729] (Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh has become as popular for his winning ways as he has for his amusing personality -- and that nature has one player drawing comparisons to an award-winning comedian and actor.

"I hope I don't get in trouble for this, but he reminds me of Will Ferrell," Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman said Monday. "I don't know if it's the way that he speaks, his analogies and everything, but they really remind me of Will Ferrell."

Perryman said that he hadn't told Harbaugh yet but imagined Harbaugh would hear these comments and talk to him about it at practice on Tuesday. When asked which version of Ferrell Harbaugh reminds him of, Perryman said perhaps Ferrell's acting in the movie "Step Brothers." He joked that Will Ferrell in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" might also get him in trouble.

"I don't know if it's his tone of voice or the way he talks in general, but the first thing that comes to mind is Will Ferrell," Perryman said. "I mean, I do take him seriously. I take everything he says seriously, though. But when he does joke around, I start cracking up in my seat."

Harbaugh has dipped into comedic acting before. In 2017, he appeared on "Detroiters," a show on Comedy Central. Harbaugh was playing Fowling -- a game that combines football, bowling, and horseshoes. Players take turns throwing a football at 10 bowling pins until one team knocks them all down.

But Harbaugh struggled. He eventually threw a screaming temper tantrum after each missed throw when he lost.

"Well, it's totally different mechanics. Fowling is different," Harbaugh said. "Do you think Lebron James would be good at Pop-A-Shot?"