Since video of USWNT star Carli Lloyd nailing a 55-yard field goal at Eagles practice went viral, the 37-year-old has fielded "serious" offers from NFL teams potentially interested in her services as a kicker.
"I know that there's some challenges involved with this and I know that there's probably some players and people and everybody around the globe thinking this is the craziest thing," Lloyd told Lindsay Rhodes of the NFL Network. "But then I also see it from the one perspective of maybe this is kind of something that's going to break down some barriers and give people, women especially, the confidence to know that maybe they can be a part of any NFL team as a kicker."
Lloyd has her backers and detractors when it comes to her ability to succeed in the NFL as a kicker after having spent her entire career playing soccer, but one person who is in her corner is Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas.
"She is a real role model to me," Rosas said. "I saw the video of her the kicking field goals and she looks good, really good. It is impressive to see her kick like that. I have been following her and she is a great soccer player. I can't wait to see her continue her career in whatever path she chooses."
Asked about the soccer to football transition, Rosas said it was easier to do than the other way around.
"I mean, I think as a specialist growing up we all played soccer. I played soccer my whole life. It is an easier transition if you played soccer to go to football. It kind of makes it super easy that it [the ball] is off the ground. Soccer helps a lot."