According to the Daily Mirror, David Beckham was offered a trial as a kicker by an NFL team. This happened just before he decided to join PSG, with whom he won a French title.
Even though kickers rarely take hits in the NFL, I just don't see Beckham as being a real contact sport kind of person.
A source in Hollywood said: “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.”
The source added: “The offer came in and he politely said that it wasn’t right for him. Perhaps in the next few months he could change his mind.”
Who are they kidding? This was .005% about his ability as a kicker and 99.995% about the merchandising moola.
This reported offer certainly brings up memories of the rumour Ronan O'Gara was offered a contract by the Miami Dolphins 10 years ago.