Jarryd Hayne lands NFL contract

Jarryd Hayne has finally secured a contract in America’s NFL, after signing a futures contract with San Francisco 49ers.

The contract means that Hayne has 20 weeks to prove himself with the 49ers, and he will start training with the club on April 10.

He has a place on the 90-man roster, with the ultimate aim getting onto the club’s final 53-man roster for the start of the NFL season proper, with running back his likely position.

“It feels surreal,” Hayne said.

“This is a small step in the right direction, it all starts now. Mentally I’m ready to do anything it takes.

“It’s a massive leap of faith.”