With recent injuries and struggles from the quarterback position, is it possible that the Salt Lake Stallions could look towards a former BYU Football quarterback?
The AAF is in it’s first year of being a league and is desperate for some good football, exposure and fan response. With there being only eight teams in the newly formed league, the league can not afford to have a team struggle to have a fan base.
Salt Lake City has one of the teams in this league and arguably they are the worst team in the league at 0-2 with questions about the most important position on the field. Quarterback.
With starting quarterback Josh Woodrum out with an injury, backup Austin Allen playing pretty bad (15-31, 114 yards), and no other quarterback on the roster throwing higher than 53%, it may be time to bring in another quarterback or else this team will lose public interest very quickly.
Many of the players in the AAF are local players. As the league grows it will probably become more like the NFL or NBA that have players who come from all over the place. Currently on the roster there are 17 players who played college or are from Utah. That is 32% of the team.
If the Stallions look for a new quarterback at this point in the season, it will probably be from a local player, and here is a complete list of who it could be.
Tanner Mangum is done playing football for BYU and will likely not be drafted into the NFL. He loves the game and the Salt Lake Stallions would be an opportunity for him to keep playing. There were quite a few things that Mangum was not really good at, but something he was really good at was throwing the long ball. This season, the Stallions have thrown for a combined 257 yards through two games. Mangum could make up 25% of that on one throw. Also, Mangum, unlike many of the other quarterbacks in the league, and even on this list, has played in live games recently. It wouldn’t take long for Mangum to get back into game form.