Olympic legend and multiple world record-holder Usain Bolt has admitted he would consider a career in America’s National Football League (NFL) after unsuccessfully trying to turn to football following his retirement from track and field.
Bolt said he would however, consider signing for only two team - The New England Patriots or the Green Bay Packers, should he accept to play in the sport.
Bolt told TMZ, "If the Patriots or Aaron Rodgers call me. If they call me, I'm ready!"
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams and it is a physical game by nature and it is not clear if the Jamaican track and field legend would make the cut for the NFL.
While his speed, a 4.2 40-yard dash and size, a 6-foot-5 looks good for the sport, he may require more than just that to succeed. According to Yahoo Sports, the former world fastest man will have to prove on his skills to make catches and run routes to make the cut.
It is also not surprising that the athletics legend would want to be associated with only the best, as the two teams he would prefer to play for have been very successful in the sport.
The Green Bay Packers hold the most combined NFL championships with 13, winning nine titles before the Super Bowl era and four Super Bowls afterwards.
On the other hand, the New England Patriots have the most championship titles at six.
The Patriots are the NFL's current champions following their victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
Usain Bolt tried to launch a career with Australian side, Central Coast Mariners
Unsuccessful football career
After his surprise retirement from world athletics in 2017, Bolt tried to launch a football career and joined a professional football team in Australia on a training contract.
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist will join the Central Coast Mariners, who play in Australia's A-League. Though he featured for the Mariners in a couple of friendly matches the deal was not formalized, cutting short the dream of becoming a professional footballer.
In pursuing his football career, Bolt previously trained with Strømsgodset in Norway, Mamelodi Sundowns FC in South Africa and Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
He had the chance to play for England’s Manchester United, the club he supports.