On creating an impact in 28, four months before confronting the Jacksonville Jaguars inside Wembley Stadium, Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph has gotten the jump. In a capacity, that’s.
Joseph was among an set of ambassadors, such as Akiem Hicks of the Bears and Mario Addison of the Panthers. Each representative will have a team participating in the 2019 London Games.
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In addition to serving as an honorary coach during the 2019 NFL Flag Championships on July 3 — a competition where his group completed the runners-up — Joseph conducted various interviews, combine-esque drills, and practices for kids, all in the name of growing the NFL’s existence throughout the pond.
“This has been a great experience for me personally,” Joseph said Wednesday via John McClain of The Houston Chronicle. “I have been so impressed with all the youngsters. They’re keen to learn, and there talent here. They want to be coached up.”
The Pro Bowler did not hesitate to wear his scouting hat in the midst of his trip as evidenced by the last portion of his announcement. When asked if the NFL may see an influx of U.K. players in the next several years, Joseph expressed he enjoys the chances.
“The NFL’s doing so much to promote our football over here. You locate a talent pool just like they have here, and they start to work at getting better, and, over time, I think you’ll see several players in the NFL coming out of here,” he said.
Panthers defensive end Efe Obada and absolutely free agent running back Jay Ajayi, a standout talent together with the Dolphins and Eagles, are part of a small group of current and former players using U.K. roots but, like the rest of those names, neither were both born and spent the vast majority of their lives in England.
If Joseph’s prediction be true, efforts like those he and his colleagues contributed to could have a significant influence since the NFL continues to evolve.
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