Jarryd Hayne’s decision to quit Parramatta and try his hand at the NFL has rocked the NRL but online bookie Sportingbet.com.au doesn’t fancy Hayne’s chances of making it in America.
Sportingbet makes it a clear-cut $1.15 favourite that Hayne will never play a snap in the National Football League.
“Hayne is a superb athlete but American football is a totally different beast and there aren’t many 26-year-olds who have picked it up having never played before,” William Hill’s Andrew Brown said.
If Hayne does play, Special Teams seems to be his most likely destination, with Sportingbet making that a $5 chance.
“Hayne has a massive boot so could make a great punter. He has also kicked in the NRL so the possibility is there that he lands a gig kicking extra points and field goals.“
Hayne is currently $7 at Sportingbet to play on defence while his most likely offensive position is wide receiver, which is currently $9.00.
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Odds from Sportingbet.com.au
$1.15 – Never Take The Field
$5.00 – Punter or Special Teams
$7.00 – Defence
$9.00 – Wide Receiver
$10.00 – Running Back
$10.00 – Tight End