usatoday.com 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Come February a week after the Super Bowl to be specific some of the quarterbacks drafted will be on the field as the AAF opens its inaugural season with eight teams playing a 10-game schedule. The AAF is going where other leagues have gone to die, armed with deep pockets, low initial expectations and a financial game plan that seems to make sense, at least on paper. Steve Spurrier will be at the helm in Orlando, while Singletary who most recently coached the San Francisco 49ers returns to the pro ranks as head of the Memphis Express. There are business plans that rely on cost controls among players (all will sign three-year deals with annual salaries of $70,000, $80,000 and $100,000) and fans (Ebersol says a family of four should be able to go attend games for $220, all in) for stability.