There could be a universe in which Carli Lloyd trades one form of football for another.
The U.S. women's national team midfielder turned heads when she drilled a 55-yard field goal while visiting the Philadelphia Eagles—her favorite NFL team—and Baltimore Ravens at practice Tuesday. Speaking with Grant Wahl on Planet Futbol TV on Thursday, she said "anything is possible" as far as joining the NFL as a full-time kicker, as she has "definitely gotten some inquiries":
Ever the competitor, Lloyd pointed out that she missed a 57-yard attempt even though it "had the length." Regardless, the 37-year-old two-time World Cup champion long ago proved her ability to hit from distance. In 2015, she became the first player to score a hat trick in a Women's World Cup final by connecting from midfield.
For reference, the longest field goal made in the NFL last season was a 63-yarder by Carolina's Graham Gano, and 14 teams made at least one field goal 55 yards or longer.