Patrick Mahomes says he is able to play flag soccer for the US within the 2028 Summer time Olympics.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee added flag soccer to the Los Angeles Video games program final month.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback, whose scrambling talents and athleticism would translate effectively to the game, was requested Friday at a information convention in Frankfort if he was fascinated about taking part in.
“I positively need to. However I’ve seen a few of these guys play soccer. They’re a little bit sooner than me,” he stated. “I do know there’s nothing like linemen that block you. I shall be 31, 32 years previous. So, if I can nonetheless transfer at the moment, I will attempt to exit and throw soccer possibly in Los Angeles.
“Simply do not inform coach (Andy) Reid or (common supervisor Brett) Veach,” added Mahomes, who shall be 32 when the video games begin.
In flag soccer, “tackles” are made by pulling the flag from the belt worn by every participant. It is going to be performed 5v5 on a 50-yard discipline. There are not any offensive and defensive linemen.
Eventually 12 months’s World Video games, the US males received the gold medal, and the ladies misplaced to Mexico within the closing.
The NFL has aggressively promoted soccer each domestically and internationally to develop its fan base.
Mahomes is a two-time NFL MVP, two-time Tremendous Bowl MVP, and has led the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs to the AFC Championship Sport for 5 straight seasons.
The Texas native has handed for two,258 yards and 15 touchdowns with eight interceptions as Kansas Metropolis begins the season at 6-2. His 95.8 passer score is the bottom of his profession, however the Chiefs are relying greater than ever on Mahomes this season: Their working recreation is No. 21 within the league and not one of the staff’s extensive receivers rank within the prime 40 in catches.
The Chiefs will play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Deutsche Financial institution Park.