‘The guys I’ve tried failed miserably’: could Harry Kane really make the NFL?
The Tottenham striker says he wants to end his sporting career in the NFL. But soccer skills don’t necessarily translate to American football
When the veteran NFL special-teams coach Mike Westhoff was told that the Tottenham striker Harry Kane was interested in pursuing a job as a kicker in American football after he retired from soccer, Westhoff replied, “I’d have no problem looking at him if it were me.”
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, Kane is only 25 and made it clear in an interview with ESPN that he plans to play soccer for another 10 to 12 years, and Westhoff, the New Orleans Saints special-teams coach, already has a lethal 24-year-old kicker, Wil Lutz, who was also a high school soccer star.