New England is Tom Bradyland. So, why don’t the Massachusetts Pirates have a quarterback? With the Carolina Cobras and Maine Mammonths already signing quarterbacks, here are four options the third NAL expansion team could sign to start for them in 2018.
Boyd played for four NFL teams (Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans). Boyd also played for the cologne centurions in NFL Europa.
He last played for the Baltimore Brigade in the Arena Football League (AFL). He is a former backup for veteran quarterback Nick Davila, who is considered one of the best ever in arena football. Boyd has done well as a starter. If the AFL folds, Boyd could be a great fit here.
Collis last played for the Philadelphia Soul. He also led the Beijing Lions to an undefeated record and a win in the China Arena Football League title game. He is possibly the best young quarterback in the AFL.
If/when the AFL folds, Collis should come to play in Massachusetts. He is a great up and coming quarterback that stands up to the stature of other NAL quarterbacks, such as Tommy Grady and Charles McCullum.
Chris Dixon II
As mentioned before, Massachusetts is Tom Bradyland. Dixon is the indoor football equivalent of Tom Brady. He has won six indoor football titles, three of them coming with the six-time Indoor Football League (IFL) champion Sioux Falls Storm. Two came with the Billings Wolves, where he is a celebrity, and one came with the Texas Revolution. He retired in 2014 and returned to play with Texas this year.
Should they not bring him back, the Pirates should consider bringing him in.
This is a long shot, but the Richmond Roughriders (AAL) offered Kaepernick play on their team. He could be the biggest draw in the NAL if he decided to play for the Pirates.