Jacksonville Sharks


Years of Existence: 2017-
Venue: Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, FL)
Accomplishments
2017 - NAL Champions
2018 - Playoff appearance
Lifetime Record: 23-8
Home: 15-3
Away: 8-5
Playoffs: 2-1
Average Attendance: 7,840

The Jacksonville Sharks moved from the AFL to create their own league in 2017, forming the National Arena League. Unsurprisingly, the team blew through the 2017 season, going 11-1 in the regular season and taking the league title two games later. All regular season victories in 2017 came by at least 14 points, until a final game loss to Monterrey. AFL quarterback Tommy Grady played five games for the team, passing for 1,060 yards and 23 touchdowns. Damien Fleming took over for the rest of the year, throwing for 18 touchdowns and 1,047 yards, highlighting the potential AFL-NAL talent gap. The Sharks found another arena league vet to play quarterback in 2018, with Adrian McPherson throwing for just shy of 2,000 yards and 34 touchdowns. The rest of the league caught up in 2018, as Jacksonville lost three of its first four games and went 10-6. Carolina blew out the Sharks 73-48 in the playoffs and went on to win the 2018 championship.