It sounds like the NFL and AAF might be forming a partnership sometime down the road.
USA Today reported the following late Wednesday afternoon:
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Alliance of American Football co-founder and head of football Bill Polian said Wednesday there have been informal discussions about the possibility of NFL teams loaning younger players to AAF teams in the future.
“The talk is ramping up – I’ll say that,” Polian said.
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Polian there have been no formal talks, “but lots of NFL people have bandied about that thought with lots of us.”
The idea would be for NFL teams to assign their No. 3 quarterback and other players from the bottom half of their roster and developmental squads to gain more playing time under quality coaches.
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It seems like this has always been the goal of the Alliance of American Football. The league doesn’t exist to compete with the NFL. It exists to help the NFL and serve as kind of a developmental program. Naturally,...