Someone named Lauren Silberman fancied herself an NFL kicker. So she paid a fee and today went to a tryout at the New York Jets facility. Hilarity ensued.
It was always a long shot that Lauren Silberman would wind up impressing an NFL team so much during a regional combine that they wound up signing her for a chance to compete to become their kicker this summer.
It’s a much longer shot after her day at the New York/New Jersey Regional Scouting Combine, held at Jets headquarters in New Jersey, ended early because of an injury. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Silberman landed awkwardly after her first kickoff, which traveled just 16 yards, and then asked to see a trainer after a 14-yard kick on her second try.
Sidelined with a bruised ego. But hey, she got the attention she wanted. I wonder if she gets a participation trophy? Maybe since she was at the Jets facility she should’ve have auditioned as a quarterback.
Update: Here’s a clip of one of the kicks.