Alliance of American Football majority owner Tom Dundon said on Monday that the league might not make it through it’s first season. He might walk away from the league if they aren’t able to come to an agreement with the NFLPA regarding the league’s use of bottom-of-roster NFL players.
If Dundon walks away, it would take someone stepping up with $20 million to get the league through the end of the 2019 season.
Via Pro Football Talk:
It would be unfortunate to see the AAF disappear so close to the end of its first season. Apparently, it will take $20 million to push the league over the finish line for 2019. Ideally, the AAF would get through its championship game and then decide what to do for 2020.
Through it all, discussions continue between the AAF, the NFL, and the NFL Players Association regarding an arrangement that would result in bottom-of-roster NFL players being loaned to AAF franchises. Dundon believes this could save the league; others wonder whether having access to NFL players with low name recognition will be the silver bullet that Dundon seems to believe it will be.
Hopefully they figure out a way to wrap up the 2019 season and work on what’s next after that.
We would hate to see guys like Johnny Manziel lose out on their shot at continuing their football career, especially this close to unleashing full-blown Johnny Football on the world again.
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