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Three NFL teams ‘offer Louis Rees-Zammit £900,000’

THREE NFL teams are reportedly in a bidding war for the services of Welsh rugby sensation Louis Rees-Zammit, offering him a staggering £900,000 (over $1 million) each, according to a report by RugbyPass.

Rees-Zammit showcased his athleticism at the NFL’s IPP Pro Day recently, where scouts from various teams closely observed his performance. Notably, he clocked an impressive 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash, although he had aimed for a faster time, having previously achieved 4.3 seconds during training sessions.

The former Wales wing’s combination of size, speed, and skillset has captured the attention of three NFL franchises, although their identities remain undisclosed. Despite his dissatisfaction with his speed test results, Rees-Zammit received praise for his footwork drills during the pro day, leaving scouts thoroughly impressed.

It’s understood that the reported £900,000 figure is contingent upon Rees-Zammit securing a spot on a team’s active roster. Initially, he would likely join a practice squad, which comes with an estimated earning of around £200,000. Negotiations with teams had already commenced before the pro day, and further discussions are anticipated in the days ahead.

Hailing from Penarth, the talented athlete is considering a transition to American football, eyeing roles as a running back or wide receiver. However, there’s speculation that he could also make an impact as a kick returner on special teams, adding another dimension to his potential contributions.