Usain Bolt Says He's Ready to Play in NFL 'If Patriots or Aaron Rodgers Call Me'
After a historic tenure as an Olympic sprinter and dabbling in professional soccer for a couple months, Jamaican native Usain Bolt wants to try his hand at professional American Football. But only under certain circumstances.
The record holder in the 100 and 200 meter dashes was asked by a TMZ reporter recently what it would take for him to accept an offer from an NFL team. His response: "If the Patriots or Aaron Rodgers call me."
Bolt was then asked if Rodgers, who is the quarterback for Bolt's favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, is better than Tom Brady. "It's tight," he said.
Bolt claimed after dominating the 2008 and 2012 Olympics that he had received multiple offers from NFL teams to play in the league, according to LA Times back in September.
“I got a lot of offers to go to the NFL,” Bolt said. “It was something that scared me at the time. I think it’s better now. Back then, it was really a rough sport. If it was like it is now, I think I would probably transition and try to play in the NFL.”
Those offers came nearly a decade ago, however, and now at 33 years old, Bolt likely won't be drawing interest from any NFL teams. The same goes for the Patriots, who won't be calling Bolt anytime soon for his services.