With legalized gambling, people will want (need) more games on which to bet. Enter the Alliance of American Football.
The fledgling spring league has announced its fourth franchise, to be headquartered in Salt Lake City. Via the Associated Press, a coach will be named later.
He caught the eye of some of his new teammates, impressing his fellow rookies with his command of the huddle.
“The biggest thing is you can tell how a quarterback’s going to act in the fourth quarter by the way he treats his huddle,” fifth-round guard Wyatt Teller said. “He was very respectful, but he was very stern. He complimented us if we had a good break and if we made the play right, but he had great huddle presence. If someone’s out of place or if someone’s like leaning in too far, he’s like, ‘Hey, hey, hey. Work on the huddle, fix the huddle.’
The report comes just days after Broncos general manager John Elway was deposed Tuesday and answered questions for an hour at Broncos headquarters.
The biggest bonus you’ll see if you read Breer’s full piece (and you should!) is that Darnold was the guy they fell in love with, and they never thought they’d get a chance at him until they were actually on the clock.
“I’ve stated again and again that I definitely want to be a head coach but at the same time, I love being here,” McDaniels said, via the Patriots’ team reporter.
“Indianapolis did a tremendous job. They have a tremendous organization and I was lucky to be considered and I just think once I found out [what my future in New England was], I made the right decision for me and my family at this time,” McDaniels said in March.
McDaniels, 41, started his NFL coaching career with the Patriots in 2001. He left in 2009 to serve as the head coach of the Broncos for two seasons before returning to New England. The 2018 season will be McDaniels’ 15th overall with the Patriots.