Does the NFL Finally have Competition? Pros and Cons of The AAF Debut Games

By 3CoSports
Feb. 10, 2019

The AAF debuted yesterday, February 9th, 2019 with the Orlando Apollos taking on the Atlanta Legends and the San Antonio Commanders taking on the San Diego Fleet. What were the Pros and Cons of the newly established league? Take a look and find out.

Pros:

-Football is back!!! The AAF doesn’t have to compete with the NFL for ratings as it started the week after the Super Bowl. The AAF lengthens football season for fans who simply need more football. Who needs an offseason when you can watch Trent Richardson pound the ball into the endzone like the old days?

-The physicality of the league is fun to watch. QB hits that would result in an electric chair sentence in the NFL are completely legal in the AAF. Fans who have been clamoring for more physicality from the NFL should watch the AAF and enjoy the brute toughness of the league.

-Seeing “Philly Philly” again. Trick plays will be more common in the AAF, giving fans some flair to look forward to.

replay decisions live? Such a simple addition, but it made all the difference. It provides transparency and insight to the decisions made during the game. During a time in which people have been doubting the integrity of the NFL’s officiating, (Thanks Robey-Coleman) it would be wise for the NFL to look into adopting a similar policy.

Cons

- The QB play was… less than stellar. That is to be expected. After all, there are only about 12 ELITE quarterbacks in the NFL itself, it isn’t a shock that the AAF may lack QB talent. Of course, it was only Week 1 and improvement is to be expected.

-If you didn’t like the Super Bowl, Week 1 of the AAF probably wasn’t your cup of tea. With very poor offensive line play plaguing both debut games, the debut week had little offensive fireworks.

All in all, Week One of the AAF was a resounding success. There was positive feedback from fans, new innovations, and an old school feel. For the AAF to survive, it will need to continue to distinguish itself from the NFL and create more passionate fan bases. All that will come with time.For now, the AAF has to be ecstatic with its Week One performance.

Football is BACK!!!

What did you think of the AAF? Will it last? Are you going to watch? Drop a comment below with your thoughts! Be sure to follow the blog, we post daily original content and analysis!