Former Jacksonville Sharks quarterback Tommy Grady has signed with the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League (AFL). Grady had been the Sharks quarterback since 2015.
Last season, Grady and the Sharks left the AFL to join what was the newest arena league. Four weeks in, Grady broke his foot and his season was over. Damien Fleming took over and the Sharks went on to win the inaugural NAL title game on July 10, 2017.
With Grady allegedly returning to Jacksonville, the Sharks were being looked at as the clear favorite to win the title for a second consecutive season. However, now, he will suit up for another team, looking for a win in ArenaBowl XXXI.
Albany is the newest expansion franchise of the AFL and have added much talent to their roster, including wide receivers Malachi Jones, Julius Gregory and Paul Browning, linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson, defensive backs Marrio Norman and Josh Victorian, among many others.
They will kick off their first ever season against the two-time defending champion Philadelphia Soul at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The game will be broadcasted on CBS Sports Network.