WATCH: Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Had This To Say About 49ers’ RB Jarryd Hayne


Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was on a conference call with San Francisco 49ers beat writers and spoke highly of one player in particular. Learn the full details below as Carroll had nothing but rave reviews for the former National Rugby League star…

Did you guys take a look at 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne when he was considering the NFL? 

“Matter of fact, we did.”

What did you think of him?

“I thought it was an exciting prospect to get him in here, and we tried to talk to him and visited him, and all that. And so it’s really cool to see that he’s playing and he’s contributing and he’s a factor in the games…he’s doing some really good stuff.”

Did he visit you there in Seattle?


Did you envision him in the role that the 49ers are using him, as a return man and as a backup running back?

“We thought he really could be a highlighted player. We had a lot of thoughts about how we were going to use him.”

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