Apollos Taking Advantage of 2nd Chance


The AAF is supposed to be a league of second chances.

With that said I’ve wondered to myself which of these Orlando Apollo’s players are most likely to be some of the first to make that jump, either back to, or into for the first time, the illustrious ranks of the NFL.
I’m going to go down the list of the leader board as it stands after the 2nd game , it’s still quite early to make completely accurate predictions . But I am going to give it a shot.

First up is of course QB
Garrett Gilbert who has set the AAF on fire with his passing skills, and he has already played in the NFL.
So he seems to be a lock for one of those who could make it back.
In two games he’s passed for 620 yrds on 53 attempts with 4 TD’s, a 64.2 completion percentage, and 0 INT’s.

Video credit: Orlando Apollos

Video credit: Orlando Apollos

Next up would be D’Ernest Johnson, RB.
I honestly don’t know if Johnson will make it to the NFL anytime soon. Or actually if any RB outside of Birmingham or Memphis will at the moment.
Running Back’s haven’t actually been lighting up the league so far. Probably due to the weakness of the O-line’s which caused the league to limit pass rushers.
In two games, Johnson is the Apollos top rusher with just 92 yrds. If it continues like this it will be hard to quantify any Running Back from Orlando will get to the next stage.

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The next spot goes to a position which is a very bright spot for the Apollos,
WR. Charles Johnson leads the receiving corps with 252 recieving yards in 2 games.
In this position he can make a case. That also goes for the second leading receiver, Jalin Marshall with 135 yards in 2 games. Both Johnson and Marshall have shown exemplary recieving skills and crisp route running.
If they continue at this pace it would be hard to see a NFL team not picking them up.

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Now to the defense.
One who stands out instantly is Terrence Garvin, LB.
Terrence in two games has gotten 9 tackles and 2 interceptions. (Both interceptions were in game 1)
He shares the tackle lead with DB Will Hill.
I predict both Garvin and Hill will return to the NFL sooner rather than later.

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It is still very early and football is a fickle sport. Anything can happen on any given week.
Let’s continue to follow this new exciting league and watch these players grow .

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Written by: Johnny Dean