NFL celebrity Mahomes says he ‘undoubtedly’ desires to play flag soccer at 2028 Olympics

Kansas Metropolis quarterback Patrick Mahomes stated he’s wanting to go well with up for Group USA when flag soccer makes its Olympic debut on the 2028 Video games in Los Angeles.

“I undoubtedly need to however I’ve seen a few of these guys play the flag soccer and they’re just a little quicker than I’m,” Mahomes advised reporters on Friday in Munich, the place Kansas Metropolis is set to play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

“I do know there aren’t linemen blocking for you. I will be 31, 32 years outdated, so if I can nonetheless transfer round, I’ll attempt to get on the market and throw the soccer round in LA.

“Simply do not inform coach [Andy] Reid or [general manager Brett] Veach or anyone,” the two-time Tremendous Bowl champion stated with fun.

Flag soccer seems just like deal with soccer, with passing and receiving, however requires little protecting gear, with play stopping when a defender pulls a material flag from the waist of an opponent.

With the backing of the NFL it was amongst 5 sports activities added to this system for the 2028 Video games alongside cricket, lacrosse, squash and baseball-softball.

NFL executives have stated the league will would work with the NFL Gamers Affiliation and all 32 golf equipment to clear a pathway for the celebs of the gridiron to have an opportunity to compete within the Video games.

The Olympic stage may very well be a boon to the NFL, which is working to develop its international footprint.

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