Former Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne is one step closer to his NFL dream after announcing he’s signed a futures contract with American heavyweight franchise, San Francisco 49ers.
Many believed the Detroit Lions were the frontrunners but it was the Californian team who eventually picked up the two-time Dally M medalist.
Hayne is now part of a 90-man squad that will be trimmed to 53 in August.
“Mentally I’m ready for anything. I’ve got a good attitude and I want to do whatever it takes,” Hayne said today at the press conference.
“This is a huge risk, this is a huge leap of faith. I’m going to lean into God because I’m going to need him more than ever.”
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