There has been much speculation in Australian media that San Francisco 49ers running back and returner Jarryd Hayne would return to Australia and give up his NFL dreams after only one season. Hayne has shot that down in the past, and firmly shot it down again on Friday. During player availability, he told Bay Area media he is "definitely" planning on returning in 2016. He talked about how much he has learned in just the last few months since he last played.
I don't expect to see Hayne get promoted these final three weeks. After that, the 49ers will offer reserve/future contracts to the practice squad members they want back for the offseason workout program and training camp. My guess is Hayne will get an offer. I don't know if he will get any other offers, but I would suspect we see him back with the 49ers in the spring and summer. He was asked about the contract issue, and he said, "No, that's not my concern at the moment. There's three weeks left and I'm looking forward to getting back into the sun."
Jarryd Hayne said he's very much committed to returning to NFL next season, says understanding of the game jumped dramatically in last yr.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) December 18, 2015
Jarryd Hayne on his rookie season with the #49ers: "This has been the most incredible adventure that I’ve ever been on."— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) December 19, 2015
Jarryd Hayne, happy about his year despite landing on the p-squad: "It’s definitely been a great year. I overachieved what I ever expected."— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) December 18, 2015