If Jarryd Hayne gets his own Disney movie one day, Monday night's NFL debut will serve as the narrative setback the Australian rugby league star must overcome to beat the odds.
Hayne, a surprise inclusion on the Niners' game day roster, started his NFL career with an ugly turnover. He misjudged his first punt return, then failed to make a diving catch, the ball squirting through his arms. The Vikings recovered at their own 43-yard line, robbing the Niners of excellent field position.
Here's the Hayne Plane! His first touch in the NFL. And ... he drops it? Oh my goodness me, he drops it! His first touch is a fumble! He's grassed it. Oh my.
He freaking grassed it.
"It was obviously disappointing," Hayne said of being replaced by Ellington, according to FoxSports.com. "I had to focus on the next job, and that was it."
The Hayne Plane will rise again. Maybe.