According to a report in the Daily Mirror, while he was still with the LA Galaxy, David Beckham received a formal offer to try out as a kicker for an NFL team.
A source told the newspaper:
“A couple of scouts felt that David has the potential to become a kicker in the NFL team, and one actually put a call into him for a trial. It was obvious too that if Becks took up the offer then any NFL franchise would be interested as his international appeal would generate billions in PR and commercial opportunities.”
While a few teams inquired about his services, only one (unidentified) team sent over an official offer.
Needless to say, Beckham politely turned down the offer and decided to take his talents to France, playing the final season of his career with Paris Saint-Germain.