Tyreek Hill reacts to flag football being added to 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles: ‘NFL guys let’s bring one home’

Football is becoming an increasingly globalized spectacle.

For decades, the game was relegated to the Great Plains, a glimmering shield that came to represent Americana for legions of viewers. But as the game has developed, so too has its global scope.

Now, contests are held in lands far away, from Mexico City to Berlin. More and more foreign players are finding a home in the NFL as well; the continents of Africa, Oceania and South America have produced NFL talents in recent years.

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The game has broken out of its isolationist box. Now, that change will be formalized: the 2028 Olympics — set to be held in Los Angeles— will include flag football, signifying the first time that America’s Game will be contested among the global masses.

It’s an exciting development. Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill thinks so too. In fact, he called upon his fellow American NFLers to put their hat in the ring in an effort to bring home a gold medal for the U.S.

Hill is no stranger to the shimmery glory that is flag football. He’s embraced the competition over the years, becoming a fixture in the league’s Pro Bowl festivities — which now includes a flag football game. Hill showcased his two-way ability in the event last year, grabbing a touchdown via lateral on one end of the field…

…while shutting the lights off with a pass deflection on the other goal line.

The standout pass-catcher would certainly be a harrowing figure to line up against with a medal on the line.

The NFL’s plan for world domination has long been accompanied by flags. The league has spent decades pushing its less strenuous cousin to countries far and wide. Flag football — which is contested between 10 people (5 v 5) and hosted on a 50-yard pitch — has already earned an international cosign; just last year, it made its bow in the World Games, an international multi-sport event featuring sports outside of Olympic jurisdiction.

In the inaugural flag football World Games championship, the U.S. men’s team defeated the Italians to capture the gold. The women’s tournament saw Mexico shock the world, defeating the Stars and Stripes to pick up a resplendent yellow medallion for itself.

It seems unlikely that NFL players would be included in Olympic competition, especially given the fact that there are a number of dedicated flag football players to choose from. But after Hill’s comments, perhaps NFL fans can dream. You know Hill will be…

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