Honourable Mentions: Ben Hunt, Trent Hodkinson and Bryce Cartwright
See Also: Top Ten worst signings of 2018: Part One
Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels)
Over the past two months of football, Jarryd Hayne has returned to top flight. However; this was not the case early in the season when the struggling Eels needed him the most. In the opening 14 weeks of the season, Hayne managed just four appearances.
Averaging just 55 metres per game, having missed a combined total of seven tackles and having recorded four handling errors, Hayne was in career worst form; which at the time was unthinkable as he’d just put in two lacklustre seasons for the Gold Coast Titans.
Fortunately for Hayne and the Eels, since his return in Round 14 and in his eight games since, Hayne has been in excellent form and has shown signs of his 2006-09 glory days.
Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come and Hayne lifts the Eels from the bottom of the ladder in 2019.