On a sunny summer evening in California, four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick dropped back inside his own 35-yard line and scanned the field.Cheap Football Jerseys.He picked out two-time Super Bowl champion Dennis Dixon, the team’s second-string quarterback subbing in at receiver, running a route out wide to the right. Vick’s lofted pass dropped perfectly into Dixon’s bare hands as he crossed the opponent’s 30. Dixon sprinted down the sideline. Safety Kerry Rhodes, an eight-year NFL veteran, grasped hopelessly at the air as he tried to catch him. Touchdown, seven points.Seven points? Yes, seven. Welcome to the American Flag Football League. Because Dixon’s 60-yard run was more than half the length of the 100-yard field, he scored seven points, not six. Vick then had a choice of whether to go for one, two or three extra points, according to how far back from the end zone the ball was snapped. He chose five yards, then hit recently retired running back Justin Forsett for one.Cheap Sports Jerseys.The new league played its inaugural game at Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, on Tuesday. That contest was simply a demonstration event, pitting two teams of NFL misfits against each other to showcase what pro flag football might look like.
Throwback Jerseys.Michael Vick was flinging touchdown passes the way he did as an NFL star.Instead of an old-timers day, this was more of a throwback night with those three former stars headlining lineups with several former NFL players for the debut event of the American Flag Football League in hopes of showing that this sport played mostly by kids could have a future as a professional league.”I’ve played flag football since I was a kid,” Johnson said. “The only difference about playing here and playing other places, here was much faster because the level of talent. Obviously, everyone has played before. It was extremely fast.”The American Flag Football League played the game Tuesday in San Jose in advance of plans by founder Jeff Lewis to launch a spring league in 2018. In front of a crowd of several hundred people, Team Vick prevailed over Team Owens 64-41 behind Vick’s eight TD passes and 547 yards passing.Cheap China Jerseys.”It’s something different,” said Vick, who was attracted to the sport by watching his daughter play flag football. “My playing days are over, but I can play now and not get hit, not get tackled. I think that’s pretty cool.”