The TMZ photog crew just got WAY more athletic ... 'cause a bunch of NFL stars just signed on to be TMZ cameramen during Super Bowl week in NYC!!!
It's true ... New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, punter Steve Weatherford and former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh will be hittin' the streets starting tomorrow!
They're gonna be out lookin' for the biggest stars in the city -- cameras in hand -- and whatever they shoot will be posted on the website and featured on our TV shows.
TMZ -- our paparazzi are bigger than yours.