Carli Lloyd received offers from NFL teams after a video of her nailing a 55-yard field goal went viral.
Lloyd told NBC’s Peter King that she thinks she could play in the NFL if she had enough practice.
Lloyd said she thinks playing in the NFL would be a “pioneering” moment for women and that the idea is worth exploring.
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Nailing an impressive field goal may have been the start of a second, unlikely career for USWNT star Carli Lloyd.
After a video of Lloyd hitting a 55-yard kick with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens went viral, she reportedly received offers from NFL teams.
Lloyd, 37, was offered a chance to kick for a team on a preseason game on Tuesday but had to turn it down because of a USWNT friendly match. She also reportedly wanted more time to prepare before seriously considering an offer.
Read more: Carli Lloyd was offered a roster spot for an NFL preseason game, but she had to turn it down because of prior USWNT commitments
Lloyd told NBC’s Peter King, however, that she thinks she really could play in the NFL, saying she has the chance to create a “pioneering” moment for women.
“I’m laughing about it, but the more I think about it, this has the chance to be sort of a pioneering moment for women,” Lloyd said.
She added: “I know that I could actually probably do it. Put on the helmet, strap on the pads, go for it. The mindset I have, I think with practice, I know I have to work on my steps and my technique, but I think I could do it and do it well. It could be a huge pivotal moment. There is no reason why a woman could not do this.”
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