Louis Rees-Zammit lands contract with huge NFL franchise

The dream.

Former Gloucester and Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit shocked the rugby world back in January when he announced his sudden and immediate exit from the game just before the Six Nations.

The flying winger would have been a key member of the Wales team for the championship but surprised us all when he revealed he would be walking away from rugby to pursue a career in the NFL.

The 23-year-old joined the NFL’s International Player Pathway programme and it appears he has impressed massively with multiple reports claiming he has been offered a contract by reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.

LRZ met with several NFL teams after completing a 10-week training camp but it appears that he will indeed be running out for the back-to-back champions next season. The New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, and Denver Broncos were also all reportedly interested in him.

NFL off-season workouts begin in April, with rookie training camps starting the following month. Full training camp begins in July before teams would usually confirm their final 53-player rosters by the end of August, with the new season beginning on September 5.

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