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 #2 – The Atlanta Legends
If I were picking a team to root for, or a team that I think will win it all in year one, it would probably be the Atlanta Legends. They have a very solid staff and some notable names. Their roster consists of a rare combination of playmakers that should make this group a very fun team to watch.
At quarterback, the legends have former Georgia standout, Aaron Murray. You might not remember Murray but he essentially brought the Bulldogs back into relevance during his four years as their starting QB (2010-2013). Murray was the first player in SEC History to pass for 3,000+ yards in four straight seasons and if it weren’t for an ACL injury that he suffered toward the end of his senior year, he probably would’ve been a highly touted NFL prospect.
Murray is joined in the backfield by another big name college QB from the same era, former Michigan star, Denard Robinson. While Robinson was an absolute stud for the Wolverines, he is probably best remembered for being on the cover of the second to last NCAA Video game to be made.
To this day, Robinson remains the last Michigan Quarterback to beat Ohio State, which took place in 2011, the year before the Buckeyes hired
notable scumbag, Urban Myer.
Despite his electric playmaking abilities in college, Robinson was forced to change his position at the next level, where he served as an offensive weapon for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-2016. Robinson will be the starting running back for the Legends but I sure hope to see him used in a few wildcat packages.
Another former quarterback on Atlanta’s roster is Justin Thomas, who had a solid career running the triple option at Georgia Tech. Thomas is listed on the roster as a wide receiver, but like Robinson, I could also see him running some sort of wildcat package.
The final standout on the legends roster is none other than their kicker, Younghoe Koo. Koo is best known for basically being one of the least clutch kickers in NFL history.
Just like anything that goes poorly in today’s world, our friend Koo was the subject of some rather funny twitter jokes as well.
The staff for the Legends is almost exciting as their roster, pretty much because of one man. No, not head coach Brad Childress. Sure he has a decent resume, but what I am really excited for is to see their offensive coordinator in action, who is none other than Atlanta Falcons legend (see what I did there?) Michael Vick.
That’s right, the human joystick, is now running offenses. It will be fun to see if one of the most exciting athletes of all time can use his brain and knowledge of the game, as well as he used his god given talents.