Former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg makes his AAF debut with Memphis Express

Former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg makes his AAF debut with Memphis Express

Former Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg makes his AAF debut with Memphis Express

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) kicked off its first-ever season on Saturday with two games of action. But, he never played a game for NY and bounced around the National Football League before ending up in the AAF.

The Head Ball Coach is back, lighting up the scoreboard and selling the Alliance of American Football. Instead, teams will attempt the equivalent of a fourth-and-12 play from their 28-yard line.

Co-founder Bill Polian was very excited to announce the beginning of this new league, but was very direct in his intentions behind the league.

The matchup features a Stallions team with former National Football League players such as running back's Branden Oliver and Matt Asiata.

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The AAF will continue to look to keep football fans' attention during the offseason. "Time will tell if they are", Spurrier said. This means that players who either went to college or played with an National Football League team close to one of their eight franchises are pigeonholed to one of those teams.

Keep an eye on these key differences from the National Football League, as chronicled last week by The Post's Matt Bonesteel. Retired defensive ends Jared Allen and Justin Tuck will advise on Player Relations, as officiating consultants Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino offer up the experience they both acquired as the NFL's Vice President of Officiating. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden thought highly of the Penn State passer in his ESPN film room show, but that previous opinion and the quarterback's play wasn't enough to stay on the roster.

Perhaps the biggest star in the brand-new AAF, Richardson had an up-and-down debut as his the Birmingham Iron took down the Memphis Express, 26-0, in their first games as franchises. The league is partnering with MGM Resorts, and the AAF believes its lightning-fast data will eventually allow fans to place in-game bets on the outcomes of each play. Fans will be able to log on to an app during the games and interact with a livestreamed broadcast. "We were going for it", he said.

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