The Hayne Plane is yet to truly take off in the NFL, but the praise keeps coming for the Parramatta Eels fullback turned San Francisco 49ers running back. This time around it's NBA great Magic Johnson honouring Hayne.
Speaking as a guest of the 49ers before their clash with Green Bay on Monday morning Australian time, Johnson had this to say when asked about the two-time Dally M Medal winner.
“I think it’s truly amazing. First of all, just adjusting to this football instead of the rugby [ball], then the rules, a totally different game, with pads versus not. To come in and to make a contribution and be a guy who is so athletic that he could make that transition from one sport to another, and a sport that we in America just love ... it’s truly a blessing and amazing all at the same time.”
The game itself wasn't quite as memorable for Hayne as he fumbled a catch and made only 12 yards, with the 49ers going down 17-3.