|Has there ever been a player from the AFL(Arena Football League) to make it up to the NFL?|
there was this guy named Jeff Garcia who played in AFL before he became a 49er. But mostly it is the other way around ..Dont be surprised if Ricky WIlliams goes that direction too. Report It
bailey and mcpherson were signed in the NFL before thye dropped to AFL then back again Report It
If my memory is working, didn't Kurt Warner, Superbowl winning quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, move up from arena football?
there is quite a few now, mosly special teams players, although the best would be Kurt Warner
Yeah, Kurt Warner and he won a SuperBowl while being named the MVP.
Though there are NFL owners who have invested in AFL franchises, the spring league cannot even be considered a good minor league for the NFL. There have been some players who made it into the NFL through the AFL, but only one with a superstar impact, Kurt Warner, but he was also a star in NFL Europe. You wouldn't initially be in the AFL if you had star skills for the NFL.
I know Kurt Warner play for the Iowa Barnstormers at least one year I'm sure ther are more....
Ya, tons. The AFL is really for people that can't make it in the NFL. A name that comes to mind is Shaun King. Also I think one of Martin Gramitcas brothers plays in the AFL.
Kurt Warner thats the biggest name. But does anybody ever remeber a running back name Lincoln Coleman that outshined Emmitt Smith during that infamous turkey game against Miami where Leon Lett messed up again. He was discovered from Arena Football quite a few years back. Wasnt as big an impact than Warner was.
kurt warner,michael lewis,aaron bailey,adrian mcpherson. I know there are more just cant remember. I have season tickets for both tthe NFL and AFL.
There have been a few players to play in the NFL from the AFL. One was Kurt Warner he played for the Iowa Barnstormers and lead them to the Arena bowl in 1996 and 1997. In 1998 he signed with the St. Louise Rams and in 1999 he got his chance to start with the Rams. Another player was Tommy Maddox. He played for the New Jersey Red Dogs but he did not play long. Later he signed with the Steelers and started two seasons.
Rashied Davis of the Bears ( WR)
There's several each season that move up to the NFL. Also, the AFL is heavily populated by players with NFL experience who just didn't quite cut it. The AFL talent level is close to the NFL's, so there's lots of bleed over.