The Alliance of American Football (AAF) league has announced that they will be suspending all operations on Tuesday, according to multiple sources.
Last week the league was in danger of closing operations after majority owner Tom Dundon said that the league would fold without from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). That announcement came just one month after Dundon invested $50 million into the league when it was on danger of folding back in March.
The league just finished their eight week of play with the Orlando Apollos and Arizona Hotshots leading their respective divisions.
The Orlando Apollos have officially clinched a playoff spot becoming the first AAF franchise to do so in the league’s inaugural season. The San Antonio Commanders aren’t too far behind as they need just one more victory to solidify themselves as a lock for a playoff spot in the Western division. Can lowly franchises such as the Legends, Express and Stallions catch up?
The Birmingham Iron have gotten back to their winning ways after dropping two games in a row. QB Luis Perez threw for three touchdowns in a win against the San Diego Fleet to help boast his team victory.
For two straight weeks the San Antonio Commanders have willed their way to victory behind strong offensive and defensive play. The Atlanta Legends have also taken forward strides in the past two weeks with the emergence of quarterback Aaron Murray. How will they fare in the power rankings following this week’s play?
Four weeks down and no more winless squads are apart of the AAF as the Memphis Express and Atlanta Legends notched wins over this past weekend. Will the wins help boast the two franchises from the bottom of our previous power rankings?
The AAF is in the first year of existence and I can easily say that it’s exceeded expectations in terms of excitement. Notable names such as Steve Spurrier, Mike Martz, Trent Richardson and Quinton Patton highlight the league which kicked off just a couple of weeks ago.
Through two weeks the Orlando Apollos have looked like the league’s most impressive squad while the Atlanta Legends have lacked big play ability en route to two losses. The Arizona Hotshots and Birmingham Iron join the Apollos as the leagues three most impressive squads as all three are undefeated.
Keep reading for our AAF power rankings following week two.