The Australian rugby league player Jordan Mailata has stunned the entire league to crack the reigning Super Bowl champions’ final 53-man roster. The 21-year-old was picked in the NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles team in Texas on Sunday, 29th April 2018. But more interesting was he never played American football before.
Previously, Jordan served in the under 20 teams for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League (NRL). He was picked no.233 in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft by Philadelphia Eagles.
It is the biggest gamble of the draft while Eagles team traded in two draft picks, dealing with the New England Patriots to move up the draft in the seventh round to ensure Jordan would be theirs.
Howards Roseman, Philadelphia vice president of football operations, revealed that Mailata would be under the guidance of Jeff Stoutland who is an offensive line coach. Though he hasn’t played the NFL, Mailata is learning the offensive tackle and with impressive running and catching skill; he could be the tight end option for the Eagles.
Furthermore, the uprising Aussie NFL star is set for the worth $20 million paydays with his contract. Even more, the 2018 NFL draft was the life change act for the Rugby player Jordan Mailata. He told NFL Draft Live:
Towards the end of my rugby last year I composed a little highlight video, as a backup, to figure out what I was going to do with my life,’
My agent knew some NFL people who ran this international program and I was fortunate enough to get their attention. They flew me out to LA last November and I worked out for them and I was fortunate enough to get on the program.
Then, he added:
I will only be 21 years of age so I thought why not give it a try, I am still young.’
Before the season starts in early September, he will be now fighting to join the Eagles final roster.
Eagles’ fans are quite excited to know Jordan Mailata dating affair. So, who is Joran Mailata girlfriend? Know the facts along with Jordan Mailata wiki, bio, age, height, family, parents, and girlfriend.
Quick Wiki Facts
|Real Name||Jordan Mailata|
|Birthday||31st March 1997|
|Profession||American football player|
|Net worth||Under review|
Jordan Mailata Contract with Philadelphia Eagles
Recently, Jordan Mailata is drafted by the NFL team Philadelphia Eagles and will serve in the position of Offensive tackle. He will be playing for the Eagle teams for full two seasons.
His contract with Eagles is reported to be worth $20 million. He received an $89,392 signing bonus. He signed a four-year contract with Eagles.
Jordan’ll be receiving a salary of $480k this year.
Jordan Mailata Girlfriend and Dating Affair
Well, the 21-year-old player shares his relationship status as single. The rising star doesn’t have any rumors nor any confirmation of his dating affair to date. Moreover, there isn’t any glimpse of him sharing pictures with any girl on his social media account. He is a young lad, focused on pursuing his career right now.
Jordan Mailata Wiki – Bio: Age, Height, Family, Nationality, Weight
Jordan Mailata was born in the city of Bankstown, Sydney in 1997. He celebrates his birthday on 31st March, which makes his age 21. He is a native Australian and belongs to white ethnicity.
Jordan was born in the family of Mailata, but he hasn’t revealed much about his parents and siblings. However, he is living with his family in the USA while training for the NFL draft in Texas.
Mailata has the height of 6 feet 8 inch, and he weighs about 157kg according to Wikipedia. He has a nickname “Thunder” from Down Under.