Former Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit receives offers from THREE NFL franchises - Ruck

Former Wales winger Louis Rees-Zammit receives offers from THREE NFL franchises

According to RugbyPass, former Welsh and Lions star Louis Rees-Zammit finds himself in the midst of a bidding war among NFL teams, with offers reportedly reaching approximately $900,000 per year for his inclusion in their summer training rosters.

The 23-year-old, currently undergoing a 10-week intensive program to transition to American football as part of the 2024 International Player Pathway, garnered attention from all 32 NFL franchises during a Pro Day session.

His standout performance at the University of South Florida, including a notable 4.44-second 40-yard dash and impressive footwork skills during position drills, has undoubtedly fueled the interest.

“I fancied a new challenge, and what better challenge than be in the NFL? I have been training really well for seven or eight weeks now. I think I’m in a good position. I feel good, and I feel smooth. I just want to show everyone what I can do,” Rees-Zammit told CNN before the Pro Day.

“It’s not about the location or money. It’s about the plan for me. I want to be on a team that has a plan.

“I know, and they know that if we go through a good plan, that knows where I am going to go in the future,”

England players wages revealed with £460k-a-season Marcus Smith now the fourth highest earner

Using reported figures, RUCK have comprised a list of the five highest-paid English rugby players in the world. Without further ado, let’s get stuck in.

Which players are not being rewarded for their consistent performances? Which Englishmen are receiving eyebrow-raising amounts of money each season? And who, rightly or wrongly, is being paid the most?

#5. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) – £430,000 per season

Curry, the dynamic flanker of Sale Sharks, commands a £430,000 salary. Known for his relentless work rate and uncompromising physicality, Curry epitomizes the modern openside flanker.

A stalwart in both club and international arenas, his defensive prowess and breakdown expertise make him a nightmare for opponents.

Tom Curry of England  during the Autumn Nations International Series match between England and South Africa at Twickenham, London on 26 November 2022 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)