The Super Bowl is just weeks away – and NFL prospect Christian Wade reckons this year’s extravaganza in Atlanta will be decided by either the Kansas City Chiefs or New Orleans Saints.
Former England wing Wade, 27, abandoned his rugby union career to take a shot at American Football.
Wade successfully came through his first training camp in Florida before the turn of the new year.
And he will be hoping to throw his name into the mix along with a host of wannabes come the off-season in his bid to secure a permanent deal.
Wade was inspired by watching ‘Undiscovered’, which charted the progress of three Brits trying to reach the NFL.
He admits his love for the game has grown deeper – especially with Super Bowl LIII around the corner.
With that in mind, ahead of this weekend’s crunch divisional play-offs, Wade believes two teams will be left standing come February 3: Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints.
“It’s been great being out in America and getting into the football. It’s by far their biggest sport and I’ve loved watching it all.” said Wade, who was speaking on behalf of Freeletics.com
“Kansas have been very impressive. From what I’ve seen I think they’ll get past the Colts and meet the Patriots next who will beat the Chargers.
“The Rams have got a good record, and it looks like they’ll be too strong for Dallas and if they progress they’ll face the Saints.
“Philadelphia were incredible last season but as a result of injuries they have lacked the consistency this season and so I think saints will beat them. Saints have been on fire this year.
“I think ultimately it will be a Kansas City Chiefs vs New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl. At least I hope it is!”
Christian Wade was speaking at the launch of the Freeletics #DareToBeFree Truck Launch.
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