The explosion of fantasy football has captured the imagination of fans and non-fans of professional football over the last decade or so. We all believe that we can be like Ozzie Newsome, Bill Polian, AJ Smith and all the other great team architects and put a team together that can compete for a world championship.
Now, here's you chance, all you have to do is close you eyes, open your football mind and dream for a bit, while we set up the following fantasy:
Ok, you've just invented an alternative energy source, saved the world, and are a newly minted trillionaire. But your first love has always been to own and manage (see Jerry Jones) an NFL team. The league has just awarded you the 33rd NFL franchise and it can be placed in the city of your choosing. If you thought saving the world was difficult, wait 'til you try to win a Super Bowl, starting from scratch!
The league is also going you give you a head start in you quest for NFL domination by letting you pick, from all the other rosters, any quarterback you want, under 30 years old, to lead your new franchise. A sample list follows: Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez, Chad Henne, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Schaub, Vince Young, Phillip Rivers, Jason Campbell, Kevin Kolb, Matthew Stafford, Josh Freeman, Sam Bradford, Matt Ryan, Matt Leinart and Alex Smith.
Which young NFL quarterback would you choose to build you new team around?
If you're really into it, you can also choose a city to locate the new franchise and give it a nickname.
If it were my decision, I'd take Aaron Rodgers as QB for my Sydney Koalas! Like I said, this is ULTIMATE fantasy football.