The NFL will always shell out the largest contracts, but players in the Alliance of American Football will be paid relatively well considering the league.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, AAF co-founder Bill Polian said players will receive non-guaranteed contracts worth $250,000 over three years.
“Polian said a contract will include state-of-the-industry health insurance and an education stipend to any player who completes a year in the league.”
Per the report, players will be assigned to teams “based primarily” on the location of their college team. While not necessarily as exciting as a startup fantasy draft, this should help spark interest of nearby fans.
And if they show up to support past college standouts as the league hopes, it’s reasonable to expect those salaries will grow.
The AAF, which is comprised of eight teams, is set to debut in February 2019 — one weekend after the Super Bowl.