Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has signed with the NFL San Francisco 49ers.
It was rumoured that Hayne would sign with the Detroit Lions, but today the former representative player said “It was close, but it wasn’t meant to be”.
In December it was revealed that Hayne had secured a contract with one of the teams in the NFL, but wouldn’t reveal which club it was with.
Hayne has 15-to-20 weeks to impress the 49ers and earn a spot of the 53-man team. He’s been guaranteed $100,000 for the trial and will head to the US to start his training as soon as possible.
“It feels surreal” said Hayne. “You have to be all-in, I have all my chips on the table, I have no back up plan.”
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