New Jet Hayden Smith tweeted to Jets nation that he was happy to be a Jet. The Rugby star has been rumored to become a TE and having never played in the NFL or any football, I’ll officially call this a science project.
The New York Jets on Tuesday signed Australian rugby star Hayden Smith, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound former basketball player who projects as a tight end in the NFL, to a three-year contract, his agent, Jack Bechta, confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini.
Financial terms weren’t immediately available and the Jets had yet to acknowledge the deal.
Tim Brewster, Smith’s personal coach, announced the deal on Twitter earlier Tuesday.
“Hayden Smith has signed with the Jets! Really think this guys upside in the NFL is huge!,” Brewster, the former University of Minnesota coach, wrote Tuesday.
Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for their support! Can’t wait to get into New York and get down to work #dreamcometrue4/4/12 5:39 AM
Hayden_Smith_: Will miss London Town!
I guess Jets nation was in a hurry and excited to have him on the Jets, but Hayden tweeted out that nothing was signed yet.