May 9, 2007

Old Quarterbacks Never Die; They Just Fade Away

During football season, news about Arena Football won't make the cut. Since it is the offseason, however, we couldn't resist. In case you don't remember, Adrian McPherson won Arena Football Rookie of the Year in 2004. He earned a shot at the NFL after being drafted in 5th round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Adrian's NFL career was cut tragically short after he was run over by a golf cart being driven by Tennessee Titans mascot T-Rac during a 2006 preseason game.

Death on wheels indeed

Adrian was then picked up by the AFL's Utah Blaze and eventually traded to your very own Austin Wranglers. On Monday, the Wranglers, apparently unhappy with his 42 TDs to 10 INTs, cut Adrian after he had led the Wranglers to a 3-6 record.

McPherson being cut comes on the heels of former Tulane star Shaun King being cut by the Las Vegas Gladiators after a 1-5 start. The AFL is clearly a 'win-now' kind of league. As a final note, the Wranglers have signed former Texas great Chance Mock as the backup quarterback. Ah, the circle of life.

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