Soccer star Carli Lloyd says she's thinking about giving the NFL a try.
During a Phillies broadcast Tuesday night on NBC Sports Philadelphia, Lloyd, 37, said she's coming around to the idea of playing football.
"This totally took me by surprise," she said. "I know the power of social media, I get that, but I just casually brought my boots to Eagles practice, did a few kicks, nailed a 55-yarder on my first try and next thing I know everything’s blowing up, and I was laughing about it with my husband at first, but now I’m sort of entertaining the idea.”
Lloyd didn't just nail a 55-yarder, she split the uprights on the Eagles' narrow practice goal post. And she had demonstrated her kicking talents before. On HBO's "Hard Knocks" in 2015, the soccer superstar took on the Texans' Vince Wilfork -- a surpringly good kicker for a nose tackle -- in a field goal competition. And last year, she made a 45-yarder at the Cowboys' practice facility.
She told NBC Sports Philadelphia she believes she can "definitely" kick in the NFL.
While Lloyd's camp has not named the teams that are interested in her, it's fair to wonder if the Jets could be in that number. Chandler Catanzaro retired after the preseason opener, and his replacement, Taylor Bertolet, has never kicked in a regular season game and has been inconsistent since being signed.