GAA Goalkeeper Smyth makes NFL Switch to Saints

GAA goalkeeper Charlie Smyth has signed with the New Orleans Saints as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway program.

The 22-year-old Northern Irishman has signed a three-year deal as a kicker with the Saints after impressing the team at trials.

Smyth posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, upon the announcement. "Thrilled to be part of the Saint. An unbelievable journey to get to this point," he wrote.

The Gaelic footballer follows the same path as former Wales rugby star Louis Rees-Zammit, who has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as part of the IPP.

Rees-Zammit will join up with the back-to-back reigning Super Bowl champions this offseason after spending 10 weeks training in Florida.