Jets sign...wait for's Hayden Smith | Bob's Blitz

Jets sign...wait for's Hayden Smith

“Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for their support!” the 26-year-old 6'-6", 265-pound Australian rugby star Hayden Smith tweeted Wednesday morning. “Can’t wait to get into New York and get down to work #dreamcometrue.” New York meaning, of course, the NY Jets.

“I’ve always said that you have to follow your dream,” he told USA TODAY. “It’s worked out well for me so far but its without a doubt the biggest step that I’ll be taking and it’s something that I’m very excited about.”

The New York Daily News reported he will earn an average of $355,000 annually over the three-year deal, citing the player’s agent, Jack Bechta. He's expected to play tight end.

And if it doesn't work out? There's always the Knicks.

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