With the AAF disbanding earlier in the week, many players have already signed with the NFL. The AAF was able to show the NFL a lot of talent that they were not aware of before.
First up, The most prominent AAF quarterback and Orlando Apollos own, Garrett Gilbert has signed with the Cleveland Browns. Presumably, he will be the back up to the young Baker Mayfield. Baker is already showing that he can run an offense, but with the help of Garrett Gilbert, he will be even better. If ever needed Gilbert can easily start and be successful, as he showcased in Orlando.
Keith Reaser, the shutdown corner from Orlando has found a new home in Kansas City with the Chiefs. This a great signing because Reaser already played with the Chiefs in the 2017-18 season so that he will be familiar with the coaches and playbook too.
Andrew Ankrah, the Apollos defensive end has found a new home with the Washington Redskins. The Redskins defense has been struggling so the monster Ankrah will help out.
Kitt O’Brien, the center who was a huge asset to the Birmingham Iron has signed with the Carolina Panthers. O’Brien got a chance to showcase his abilities in the AAF because he was always an elite center on the Iron line. The Panthers have lost Matt Kalil, so O’Brien’s presence will be and see, and he should prosper.
Fellow Iron offensive linemen, JC Hassenauar has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Brandon Greene will be joining Kitt O’Brien in Carolina.
Tyson Graham of the Atlanta Legends has found a new home in the secondary for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was a great signing because Pittsburgh may lose Artie Burns as a starting cornerback.
De’Vaunte Bausby, The Commanders cornerback, will be heading to the mile high city of Denver. The Broncos secondary has had holes for a few years now, so this will be a key signing.
Rashad Ross, the Arizona Hotshots return man, and wide receiver has also signed with the Carolina Panthers. He will probably be used as a returner there, but he would also make a big difference on the offense as well.
The AAF did showcase so much great talent, and it’s good to see NFL teams taking notice already.