Louis Rees-Zammit: Chiefs set to sign Wales rugby superstar

Wales rugby superstar Louis Rees-Zammit is set to sign for the Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs, just weeks after having quit rugby union to join the NFL’s International Player Pathway programme, according to Bleacher Report.

A deal is expected to be signed on Friday, with Rees-Zammit now set to link up with the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce to play as a wide receiver or running back in Kansas City.

The 23-year-old met with several NFL teams after completing a 10-week training camp as part of the league’s International Player Pathway programme, including the Jets, Browns and Broncos.

It has been Rees-Zammit’s rapid speed and unique athleticism that has impressed an array of NFL scouts, having posted a 4.43 time in his 40-yard dash at the NFL’s International Pathway Program (IPP) pro day, as well as a 9ft 7in broad jump and 29-inch vertical jump. And on Monday, it was announced that the 23-year-old had signed a deal to be represented by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. 

Rees-Zammit, now a dual sport superstar, was capped 31 times by his country in rugby union and featured in last year’s World Cup in France where Wales won all four of their group games before losing to Argentina in the quarter-finals. He will now be looking to win on the biggest stage of all with the best team in his new sport.