Morten Andersen says that it would be very difficult for Harry Kane to become a professional NFL player once he stops playing football.
Harry Kane is a well-known NFL fan and is also the ambassador of the NFL academy in the UK. The game is in its infancy in England but the Tottenham striker has always harboured ambitions of playing the game one day as a kicker.
“It’s something that in 10 or 12 years I definitely want to try,” he said.
However, it appears that Harry Kane might never be able to play in the NFL or witness the Super Bowl as a player. According to NFL Hall of Famers Morten Andersen, the England international has no chance of playing in the US.
While speaking to Bet ‘o Clock, the NFL legend said that Harry Kane wanting to play in the league is like him trying to take set-pieces for Manchester United.
“For Harry Kane to become an NFL kicker, it’s not going to happen,” the Hall of Famer said.
“Not to burst the bubble, as I would love to work with him. If I could have him for a month to train him to see how it goes.
“But it’s like me becoming a specialist free-kick taker for Man United.
“You need to be successful on 80% of your kicks in the NFL, and it’s not easy.
“If Harry’s not going to make eight out of 10 kicks, it’s not going to happen. There’s a large number of guys hoping to make it as an NFL kicker.
And the environment in an NFL game is also different with players dissing one another constantly.
“Not only being able to deliver the ball, but you’re facing 11 guys across the line of scrimmage. They’re going to snort, spit and call him names to try and stop him.
“You have to deliver from snap to kick in 1.2s – 1.5s through a target that is 16 feet 8 inches, and 10 feet above the crowd. Not forgetting the millions of people watching in the stands. Doesn’t it sound a bit ridiculous?”
Clearly, Harry Kane is not going to cut it as an NFL player.