AAF - Alliance of American Football League

3 Things to Know About the AAF (Alliance of American Football)

The AAF or Alliance of American Football is the new football league that starts after the 2018 NFL season.

Here are 3 things to know

1. New Rules

  • There are no kickoffs. Instead, drives will start at the 25 yard line.
  • Instead of onside kicks, teams will line up like it’s a 4th and 10 at the 35 yard line. If the team attempting converts, they get the ball again.
  • No extra points. Instead, teams will go for it by passing or running the ball for 1 point. But there are field goals and punts.

2. You’ll See Star College Players Again

Star college players you may have watched before can compete again at the professional level even though they didn’t make it to the NFL.  Or they were cut before their career took off.

3. The AAF Will Be a Developmental League (Kind Of)

Instead of competing with the NFL, the AAF has decided to be somewhat of a developmental league that the NFL can use to evaluate players. They are not an official developmental program like NFL Europe was, but the NFL will still use the AAF to recruit talent. So if you watch the league now, you may be watching future NFL stars.

AAF teams will be playing on Saturdays and Sundays with the exception of one Friday game in the last regular season week. The teams are:


West East
San Diego Fleet Memphis Express
Salt Lake City Stallions Orlando Apollos
San Antonio Commanders Atlanta Legends
Arizona Hotshots Birmingham Iron


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