Valentine Holmes insists he can be successful in the NFL after turning his back on the $ 4 million NRL offer.
Holmes, 23, has upset his current Cronulla Sharks club and stunned the North Queensland Cowboys suitor by announcing he will leave the rugby league to try out American football.
In January, he leaves for the US to train at the IMG Academy in Florida, home to the NFL International Player Pathway program.
When we talk Courier post, Holmes said he does not intend to fail despite the long chances of making the NFL list.
"I'm 100 percent determined to do the NFL," Holmes said. "I do not want to risk everything unless I think I can do it."
Holmes said his interest in shooting on the NFL was inspired by the Scout Scout in 2016 in Los Angeles. NRL co-star Jason Taumalolo also worked for scouts, with a pair of aptitude for the game.
Holmes said Sydney Morning Herald that he had some idea of his favorite position.
"I'm not 100 percent sure, but I think I'd better suit the slot receiver, but maybe return the punt," Holmes said.
"Basically, I'm there to work hard and let the coaches decide."
Continuing the extensive NFL review will be one of Holmes's biggest obstacles to success.
With salaries and representative football payments together, Holmes puts $ 5 million in debt to pursue his dream in America. As Wide World of Sports published on Tuesday, the star of origin and test face a significant reduction in salary, even if it successfully reaches the NFL.
He also deeply angry sharks, with club legend and teammate Paul Galen calling for him to be expelled from the NRL.