What AAF Team Should You Root For? Pt. 1 – The Arizona Hotshots

After Tom Brady took a knee to bring the clock to triple zeros in Super Bowl LIII, the NFL season had officially concluded on Sunday night. Lucky for all of us, that horrible excuse of a game will not be our final taste of football until August, as the Alliance of American Football League kicks off their inaugural season this Saturday on CBS.

With the league being brand new, unless you live in one of the eight cities that has a team or know someone who is playing in the AAF, you are probably wondering who to root for.

Luckily for all of you, I have a bit of a gambling problem and not much else to do, so I have spent the entire day looking over each team’s roster. After looking everything over, I can honestly say that I am excited to check things out this weekend.

Below are my notes on every team. Hopefully this serves as some insight for the first games this weekend, which I am 100% going to put a ton of money on because, well, it’s football, folks.

Team #1 – The Arizona Hotshots

There are two things that are exciting about this team…

  1. Their badass logo
  2. Their coaching staff

Led by head coach, Rick Neucheisel, this team looks to be about as average as it gets. Their quarterback will be former Texas A&M starter, Trevor Knight and their defense will be led by linebacker Scooby Wright, who was a stud at Arizona. Don’t remember him? He was the dude who jumped in the pool when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

The biggest name on their roster is actually their kicker, Nick Folk. Folk is a 10 year NFL vet who was a pro bowler in 2007. How wild would it be if the Hotshots decided to make him the face of their franchise? To be honest, I wouldn’t hate it.

As I mentioned earlier, the most interesting part about the Hotshots is not their roster but their coaching staff. In addition to having a former NFL quarterback and College head coach, they are unique in the fact that they have the only woman coach in the league, Jennifer King, who will coach the wide receivers.

King is a former police officer for the city of High Point in North Carolina. King gave up her career in law enforcement to become a coach, where she was an intern on the Carolina Panthers staff in 2018. King has a history of playing the game as well, as she claims to have learned the game as a member of the Carolina Phoenix, in the Woman’s Football Alliance.

Photo Credit to AAF.com

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