Spring League for free agents may go to COTA
So-called Camp Last Chance showcases talent seeking a way into NFL.
Imagine this: Vince Young squaring off against Johnny Manziel in a football game between NFL hopefuls on a beautiful spring Saturday night in Austin.
Far-fetched? Perhaps, but not as crazy a thought as one might think if Brian Woods has his way. Woods, the founder and CEO of the Spring League, wants to bring his unique operation to Austin next April. To Circuit of the Americas, specifically.
The Spring League provides a three-week job interview for free agents — some call it Camp Last Chance — that is part NBA Summer League, part NFL mini-combine. Players are divided into four teams, all based in one location. They won’t just practice, they will compete in regular games, three each for every team. Tickets for the contests will be sold, Woods said, priced at minor-league levels.
“Austin is our front-runner,”
Nearly 20 Spring League players were invited to NFL minicamps in 2017, including former Texas QB David Ash.