Louisville legend Brian Brohm is still chasing his dream of being an NFL quarterback. Brohm most recently played for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. Since the season ended he has thrown for the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints, but unfortunately no teams have offered a contract.
Canada has always been an option for Brohm; however he isn’t ready just yet to make that two year commitment to head up north. At this point, it’s likely that Brohm will return to the UFL and play another season with the Locomotives. The league was in a brief hiatus for the past few months, but recently struck a deal with the CBS Sports Network for an 8-week, 2 games per week season, which will start in September 19th.
Regardless of the league or the country, Brohm is able to make a living playing football, which isn’t something too many folks can say. If Brian happens to be playing in the UFL on the CBS Sports Network at some point this year, I’ll be in front of my TV cheering him on as if he was still wearing his #12 Louisville uniform. However, I’d be lying if I said I’m not surprised that four years removed from the Louisville program, he’s not a starting NFL quarterback.
If there was one thing about Brian Brohm that I was absolutely sure of, it was that he was going to be an elite level NFL quarterback. I’m still a little bummed to see Brian’s career not turn out quite like we had expected, but keep in mind, Louisville fans aren’t the only ones who had such high hopes for their hometown hero.
“I think Brian Brohm’s upside is greater than that of Aaron Rodgers.”
These are the words of ESPN NFL Draft guru Todd McShay after the Green Bay Packers selected Brohm in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Merril Hoge’s analysis was similar to McShay’s, saying “I actually do like Brohm better than Aaron Rodgers.”
Obviously this goes to show you that “NFL Draft Experts” aren’t nearly as accurate with predictions as they think they are, considering Brohm is out of the league and Rogers has a Super Bowl ring and an MVP trophy. It may be a long shot at this point for Brohm to land on an NFL roster for the 2012 season, but I can guarantee you he hasn’t lost faith. The right opportunity is all he needs.