I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but I really enjoy the new football league. Although it is far from a finished product, the AAF is on the right path and it could not have had a better opening weekend. This past slate of games saw a similar viewership and attendance was on the rise.
Hell, it’s even got #DraftTwitter in a buzz as everyone was scrambling to find which team to pledge their allegiance to prior to the first whistle of the opening games. I truly think this is a product that will last and continue to evolve over the years, as long as the fans continue to show their support.
One thing that makes it easier for fans to tune in and enjoy these games is the fact that there are a number of former players on each roster with some having possibly played on your favorite NFL squad.
When it comes to fans of the Chargers, they have it easy as there are a number of former players spread across the AAF, at least one on four of the eight inaugural teams.
Through the first two weeks of the season, some have seen more praise than others, but a handful have played a key role on their team’s early success.
Kenneth Farrow - RB - San Antonio Commanders (1-1)
Week 1: 14 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown
Week 2: 13 carries for 74 yards and touchdown, two catches for 25 yards
Mike Bercovici - QB - San Diego Fleet (1-1)
Week 1: Completed 15 of 25 passes for 176 yards and two interceptions
Week 2: Did not see action
Terrell Watson - RB - San Diego Fleet (1-1)
Week 1: Three carries for 10 yards
Week 2: 14 carries for 49 yards
Nelson Spruce - WR - San Diego Fleet (1-1)
Week 1: One catch for 11 yards
Week 2: Four catches for 58 yards
Brandon Oliver - RB - Salt Lake City Stallions (0-2)
Week 1: Eight carries for 40 yards, two catches for 21 yards
Week 2: 14 carries for 59 yards, one catch for six yards
Trovon Reed - CB - Birmingham Iron (2-0)
Week 1: Two tackles
Week 2: Three tackles
Tenny Palepoi - DE - Salt Lake City Stallions (0-2)
Week 1: One tackle, one tackle-for-loss
Week 2: Three tackles
Nick Novak - K - Birmingham Iron (2-0)
Week 1: 4/4 on field goals, long of 47 yards
Week 2: 0/1 on field goals
Nick Rose - K - San Antonio Commanders (1-1)
Week 1: 3/3 on field goals, long of 29 yards
Week 2: 3/3 on field goals, long of 50 yards
Younghoe Koo - K - Atlanta Legends
Week 1: 2/2 on field goals, long of 38 yards
Week 2: 2/2 on field goals, long of 29 yards
Greg Ducre - CB - San Diego Fleet
Week 1: Three tackles
Week 2: Two tackles