Christian Hackenberg struggles in AAF debut

Alliance of American Football kicks off Saturday night

The Alliance of American Football is set to begin its first season in league history this on Saturday, bringing football back to the Orlando area for the first time since the Predators, an arena football team, left in 2016.

Instead of kickoffs, which the league decided slow down the game and create too many injuries, the ball will simply start on the 25-yard line after each score or at the beginning of each half.

The Spurrier known for his fun-and-gun offense dialed it up immediately, calling a deep post throw on the first play of the game.

"We're disappointed", Legends coach Kevin Coyle said. This is Steve Spurrier. The Steelers are actually an affiliate team for the Birmingham Iron. "They saw enough good plays, especially after the first quarter". They also have an intriguing group of wideouts that includes ex-Philadelphia Eagles receiver Josh Huff and Freddie Martino.

A Lone Star flag made an appearance at Saturday's San Antonio Commanders game, because Texas.

That kind of hit might not go over in the National Football League, but this is the AAF and initial ratings were promising.

The 28-year-old never found his footing in the National Football League, averaging just 3.4 yards per carry, including just 3.1 yards per carry with the Colts.

The Memphis Express drafted Hackenberg No. 14 overall in the 2019 AAF Quarterback Draft. Eastern game against the Birmingham Iron (CBS Sports Network).

Things get tricky here, because the AAF and National Football League do not play at the same time, which means that National Football League talent can play in the AAF during the offseason, which is exactly what Johnson intends to do.

The AAF rules are very different from the NFL. Field goals are an option only in regulation. They'll have one possession to score a touchdown, then attempt a two-point conversion. And games can end in a tie. Which means that onside kicks are not allowed. So, who are the notable players on the rosters, who are the teams and what does the schedule look like?

Every player is paid the same three-year, non-guaranteed $250,000 contract with built-in bonuses for meeting performance goals.

Basically, there's a big ol' gap in which an upstart football league could try satiate the desire fans have to watch real, live games during the offseason.

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