While the NFL by proxy is America’s favorite league, the opportunities for pro athletes who still have an itch to compete at a high level with the pigskin, the options are scarce. 

The American Flag Football league wants to fix that. 

With Real Pro Athletes, The American Flag Football League Wants To Satisfy Your Summer Football Fix

While the NFL by proxy is America's favorite league, the opportunities for pro athletes who still have an itch to compete at a high level with the pigskin, the options are scarce. The American Flag Football league wants to fix that.

Entering into its second full season, the American Flag Football League (aka AFFL) has provided a new, and hopefully, premiere alternative to the Shield. With real money on the line for the players, the brainchild of CEO Jeffrey Lewis has an opportunity to capture those football fans who need their fix during the long months of the summer.

The Shadow League caught up with the AFFL outside of McKinney, Texas at the Michael Johnson Performance Center during their Pro Athlete training camp and the following scrimmage. In a two day span, a bevy of athletes ranging from Pro Bowlers, NBA Champions, and even a few Olympians, recruits made themselves familiar with the AFFL rules and work with their new teams together in real time. Even without the helmets, you may recognize a few familiar faces.

With interviews with competitors, Nate Robinson, Fred Jackson, Michael Johnson, Michael Vick, and Chad Johnson, check us out on the scene.