David Beckham can bend a soccer ball better than anybody around. Could he be an NFL place kicker? According to The Daily Mirror, one unnamed NFL team thought so.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that a scout from an NFL franchise contacted Beckham to see if he would be interested in trying out as kicker.
The offer came in as Beckham contemplated his future at the L.A. Galaxy and before he signed with Paris Saint Germain.
The scout felt Beckham’s skill at bending in long-range free kicks can be perfectly adapted to scoring field goals in the NFL.
Reports suggest that the move definitely would have been made from a PR standpoint as well.
“A couple of scouts felt that David has the potential to become a kicker in the NFL team, and one actually put a call into him for a trial.
“It is no secret that David is one of the best in the business when it comes to accuracy and length in his passing.
“And he has stood on the greatest stages to perform magnificent feats with his feet.
“Major league kickers can send the ball 40 yards straight – David has shown for the last 15 years he can do that week in week out.
“It was obvious too that if Becks took up the offer then any NFL franchise would be interested as his international appeal would generate billions in PR and commercial opportunities.”