Louis Rees-Zammit lands NFL contract with Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Louis Rees-Zammit lands NFL contract with Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Tremendous Bowl champions Kansas Metropolis Chiefs have signed the Wales rugby union worldwide Louis Rees-Zammit.

Rees-Zammit, 23, give up rugby earlier this 12 months to pursue a profession within the NFL. He joined by the league’s worldwide participant pathway programme. He impressed the Chiefs throughout his trial, with working again and broad receiver his designated positions.

The Chiefs stated on their web site: “The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs made a world splash on Friday with the addition of former European rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit to the roster” and dubbed him “Rees-Lightning”.

Rees-Zammit, who visited a number of NFL franchises, together with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos, stated in a video posted by the Chiefs on X that he had “simply signed, can’t wait to go, and see you all at Arrowhead [Stadium]”.

Rees-Zammit’s subsequent purpose is to win a spot on the Chiefs’ closing roster for the brand new season, becoming a member of their star gamers like Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce in focusing on a 3rd successive Tremendous Bowl.

The previous Gloucester, Wales and British and Irish Lions wing surprised the world of rugby in January by quitting the game in an try to safe a contract with an NFL workforce in 2024. That dream moved a step nearer when he impressed throughout final week’s professional day that kinds a part of the worldwide participant pathway.

The Chiefs added: “Rees-Zammit participated within the worldwide participant pathway programme exercise earlier this month, which supplied the previous rugby star with a chance to point out NFL scouts what he may do. His exercise included a 4.44-second 40-yard sprint, which might have ranked fifth amongst tailbacks on the 2024 NFL scouting mix.”

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