He has yet to take the practice field to get ready for his junior season with UCF, but an interesting scenario has already come up involving the Knights rising star quarterback McKenzie Milton.
First, it’s understood that if Milton is healthy and plays anything like his stellar 2017 in the upcoming season, he will be under Heisman Trophy consideration. In fact, we wrote about UCF already cranking up the hype for Milton last month.
And, if he and the Knights enjoy great success, then Milton would hope to get opportunity in the winter and eventually the Spring, with the NFL and their draft. However, Milton is listed at 5’11 185lbs., and that’s not likely big enough to get a strong look at signal caller at that next level.
Unless, that “next level” of pro football might be the newly formed Allliance of American Football spring league that begins play in February.
With a franchise in Orlando.
Coached by, Steve Spurrier.
And, playing in Milton’s college venue, Spectrum Stadium, on the UCF campus.
The AAF has already announced all of its eight franchises for year one, the coaches, and the GM’s. And, has now begun to lay out it’s tryouts and how its player allocation will be done. Not surprisingly, the new league will emphasize having regions dictate who likely plays where. This makes sense from a marketing and ticket sales standpoint.
And Milton fits that for Orlando and the AAF perfectly.
Oh, and look at what we have here?
Spurrier and Milton were together at an Orlando radio station event on Wednesday and met for the first time:
— UCF Marc Daniels (@ucf_marcdaniels) July 11, 2018
Spurrier, who is one of the great offensive play-calling minds in college football history, is in obvious need of a trigger man for his offense.
Again, it’s far fetched, but Milton, or someone like him, would be perfect as a dual threat QB to run the “Head Ball Coach’s” plays. Milton, who was the American Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2017, and had 46 combined throwing and running TDs in 13 games last year.
Spurrier made it no secret last month that the Orlando franchise would entertain trying to sign fellow Gators legend QB Tim Tebow, too. However, Tebow is still progressing for the Mets in Double-A and went one for four in the Eastern League All-Star game Wednesday night. He will likely get a chance to play for New York in September. He also has his well paying television job with the SEC Network, too.
And, there are other quarterbacks that Spurrier could go to and several may have immediate interest in their training camps this fall.
Yet, a McKenzie Milton-Steve Spurrier marriage would very intriguing.
And, very sellable for the AAF, too.
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