U.S. women’s national team star Carli Lloyd turned heads earlier this week when she drilled a 55-yard field goal while visiting the Eagles practice, which she later said resulted in “some inquiries” from NFL teams.
Lloyd, a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, didn’t completely rule out a transition from one form of football to the other as she said she’s open to the possibility down the road.
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019
“There’s been some interesting chatter about it,” Lloyd told SI TV’s Planet Futbol TV. “I’m just an athlete, I’m a competitor. But for so many other people, I think they’re starting to think will there ever be a female in the NFL at some point.
“And I think we’re kind of at that crossroads as far as equality and just women empowerment so you’re kind of being in the crosshairs of that. I’ve definitely got some inquiries, I’ve definitely got some people talking. Anything is possible but right now, I’m strictly a soccer player and we’ll see what the future holds.”
Carli Lloyd tells Planet Fútbol TV she has “definitely gotten some inquiries” from football teams after hitting a 55-yard field goal with the Eagles and Ravens this week. “Anything is possible,” she adds.pic.twitter.com/UTlMLRw8ib
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) August 22, 2019
Lloyd’s kick even caught the attention of Gil Brandt, former Dallas Cowboys’ vice president of player personnel, who tweeted: “Honestly, I don’t think it will be long before we see a woman break through this NFL barrier. I’d give her an honest tryout if I were, say, the Bears.”
Honestly, I don’t think it will be long before we see a woman break through this NFL barrier. I’d give her an honest tryout if I were, say, the Bears. https://t.co/pyIlIY6Jxv
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) August 20, 2019
Lloyd, 37, and the national team are in the middle of a victory tour that will end Oct. 6 against South Korea after winning back-to-back World Cup titles. After the 2019 World Cup, Lloyd hinted that she will be around for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
“I’m going to kind of let the emotions die down a little bit, speak to my husband and we’ll go from there,” Lloyd said in July.