Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne is upping the ante in trying to secure an NFL contract, by appointing a renowned American agent to help tie down a deal.
US agent Jack Bechta will take on Hayne’s services – with Bechta having represented a rugby player turned NFL star in the past – Hayden Smith switched from rugby to American Football back in 2012.
“Proud.Excited.Honored to announce I & JB Sports team is representing @jarrydhayne_1 the Hayne Plane still flying under the radar for now!,” Bechta tweeted.
Reports in Australia suggest that Hayne has again visited the Seattle Seahawks this week, but local newspapers suggested that it may not be until next season when Hayne lands his dream contract in the US.
The Seattle Times reported on Tuesday “the likely scenario here is that Hayne will hold some workouts and then maybe sign with an NFL team after the season, when rosters can expand from their current 53 (plus practice squad, etc.) to the 90 that is allowed for training camp”.