Hot Take Friday – Zach Edwards could join Paris and more
Teams overslept signing period
Although it is not even December yet, it seems like many teams have overslept the signing period. Most of the top players from last season have already re-signed with their former team or found a new home elsewhere. While teams like the Tirol Raiders, Vienna Vikings, or Prague Lions can get away with only having signed a few players, due to low competition for homegrown players, the same can’t be said for German teams like the Hamburg Sea Devils, Leipzig Kings or Cologne Centurions to name a few.
Especially for German franchises, the battle for local players is a very fierce one, and you just cannot be caught oversleeping and missing out on talented homegrown players, since they are the foundation of every European League of Football franchise.
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Zach Edwards will sign with Paris
After announcing that he will not return to the Barcelona Dragons, Zach Edwards is the hottest free agent on the market right now. Although there are many teams that would like to have the arguably best quarterback in the league, I believe that Edwards could sign with Paris.
In France, he would be re-united with his favorite target and Offensive Player of the Year from last season in Kyle Sweet. The former Dragons playmakers connected for a league record 115 receptions, 1561 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Since Paris is still looking for a quarterback, Magic Zach would be a perfect fit for the new franchise.
Alex Spillum will lead the league in interceptions
The Berlin Thunder made another blockbuster move, when they signed former Coastal Carolina safety Alex Spillum a few days ago. The 23-year-old was a four-year starter at the Division I school at had a key-contributor in their historic 2020 season. That year, CCU went 11-1 and won the first bowl game in school history. Spillum ended his season with 61 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries, earning him an All-Sun Belt third team selection.
With that much talent and those ball skills, Spillum is poised for a big debut season in the European League of Football. Being one of the best safeties in the league, the CCU product will haul in plenty of picks and will lead the entire European League of Football in interceptions by the end of the season.
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