San Antonio has been tabbed to become the eighth and final franchise for the new Alliance of American Football professional league which will begin play the week after Super Bowl 2019, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Several reports indicate that the general manager of the San Antonio franchise will be Daryl 'Moose' Johnson, the Dallas Cowboy turned broadcaster.
The team's nickname and head coach have not been announced yet, but the team in Phoenix will indirectly pay tribute to San Antonio's long history of sub NFL football teams. The head coach of the Phonenix AAF team is Rick Neuheisel, who was the quarterback of the San Antonio Gunslingers of the 1980s.
Other AAL team cities include Salt Lake City, Atlanta, and Orlando, where former Florida head coach and Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier will be head coach.
The team will play its games in the spring, and will be based in the Alamodome.
The official announcement is set for tomorrow.