The 23-year-old is signed to North Queensland for 2017 but is reportedly seriously considering defecting to the NFL just as Jarryd Hayne did at the end of 2014.  

He was thought to be close to extending his deal with the Cowboys for at least $1 million per season, however those talks are now on hold as he weighs up his future.

Taumalolo is considered the most damaging forward in the game and would likely make a smooth transition to the NFL.

The fact he has put talks on hold suggests he is considering a move to the US.