But unlike the NFL, there will not be any high-priced superstars. Every player makes the same amount — $400 for each game, with a $100 bonus if they win.
“I’m just glad I get another opportunity, and we’ll see where it goes from here,” said former Everett quarterback James Suozzo, 23. “Hopefully I can build and move on to a bigger level of play in the future.”
Suozzo, who helped lead the Crimson Tide to a Division 1 Super Bowl title in 2006, played at Merrimack College from 2008 to 2011, and attended the New York Giants rookie minicamp last May.
“I’ve noticed this is different from other leagues that have started up,” Suozzo said. “A lot were indoor and the rules were different, but this is based off the NFL structure, which makes it more elite. It gives you a better opportunity, and for the most part, gets you ready for the big leagues.”
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