ELF: Prague Lions announce signing of veteran quarterback Brad Jones

The Prague Lions of the European League of Football announced the signing of veteran quarterback Brad Jones just prior to their home game against the Wroclaw Panthers.

Jones, who played in the game against the Panthers, a 73-13 loss, joined the team following the turmoil of last week which included the departure of head coach Zach Harrod and quarterback Nate Cox, and the players’ vote to forfeit the July 23 game against the Fehervar Enthroners.

Earlier this week the team had announced that after management changes they would return to play, and they entered the game with Jones behind center. They had found the veteran signal caller in their own backyard as Jones had a standout season in the Czech league, leading the Ostrava Steelers to the championship game and a 11-1 record. He threw for 3,456 yards and 38 touchdowns while tossing just five interceptions.

The 30-year-old Jones also spent the 2022 season in Ostrava throwing for a league leading 24 touchdowns, 1,754 yards in only six games.

The native of Utica, New York spent the 2021 season as the quarterback of the Basel Gladiators in Switzerland.  Jones threw for 1,905 yards and scored 20 total touchdowns, leading the league in touchdown passes. The season prior in 2019, Jones played his first season in Switzerland quarterbacking the Luzern Lions.

He spent the 2018 season leading the Warsaw Sharks of Poland’s Liga Futbolu Amerykańskiego (LFA) to the post-season. In Poland, he threw for 2,194 yards and 25 touchdowns in eight games. In the playoff-clinching 33-26 victory over the Wyszkow Rhinos, he threw for 324 yards and five touchdowns.

Prior to arriving in Poland, Jones spent the 2015-16 season studying and playing football at Durham University in Durham, England. While earning his Masters’s Degree in Education, he played quarterback and served as offensive coordinator helping the team reach the national British university semifinals. Before pursuing his master’s in the UK, Jones played at St. John Fisher College (NCAA Div. III) in the United States.

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