On Tuesday, October 22, there was a post on Facebook that promoted the Atlanta Jaguars arena football team player tryouts. It is unclear as to which league the Jaguars are joining, but the National Arena League (NAL) could be a top-choice for the new team.
Atlanta Jaguars Rumored to Join NAL
The Jaguars tryouts are set to be on Sunday, November 17 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Hammond Park in Sandy Springs, GA. The fee to try out will be $65, but may change as the date gets closer. Sandy Springs is just north of Atlanta, outside of Interstate 285. The Jaguars are not official yet, as they don’t have a Facebook page, nor a website. They do have an Instagram and Twitter page, but they don’t have any posts on there yet.
NAL Team Outlook
If the Jaguars rumor is true, this would be the sixth team in the league. The league would consist of the Jacksonville Sharks, Carolina Cobras, Columbus Lions, Massachusetts Pirates, Orlando Predators, and then the Atlanta Jaguars.
The Maine Mammoths don’t seem to have found the correct owners for the team, bumping back their possible return for the 2021 season. The New York Streets have yet to report to the league for a return in 2020. The Streets had multiple issues last season; this included, but is not limited to, a shorter-length field (38-yards instead of 50-yards) and a security breach in which the Carolina Cobras had to forfeit a game.
The Jaguars would be a great fit in the NAL since the league is primarily in the Southeast region of the United States. Teams in the Southeast include the Jacksonville Sharks, Orlando Predators, Columbus Lions, and the Carolina Cobras. The only issue with the Pirates being in the league is that they don’t have any other teams near them. Perhaps the league will expand to give the Pirates some neighbors.
|2020 National Arena League|
* – Not confirmed entry to the league