Germany: Allgäu Comets sign Polish League championship QB Jake Schimenz

The Allgäu Comets of the German Football League have signed former Brazilian and Polish League MVP quarterback Jake Schimenz.

The newest Comet made his debut last week running for one touchdown and throwing for another in one half of play against the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns.

Schimenz commented on signing with one of the GFL South’s playoff contenders:

“I’m excited to finish the season with these guys. Awesome organization, great coaching staff, and a group of very talented players.”

The 5’10 180 pound dual-threat passer joins the Bavarian team after most recently leading the Bydgoszcz Archers to a perfect 10-0 championship season in the Polish Football League. Schimenz put up a league-leading 25 total touchdowns showing the ability to score on the ground and through the air.

The Brown Deer, Wisconsin native arrives in southern Germany after three seasons with three different international teams. Schimenz’s 2021 Polish League season was preceded by two other decorated seasons with the Recife Mariners and Limeira Mariners of Brazil. Overall, in his two seasons in Brazil, Schimenz won two MVP awards and put up 84 total touchdowns.

Schimenz is a former baseball player at Sterling College in Kansas, who was pushed to return to football after playing intramurals with classmates. As a high school quarterback in Wisconsin, he totaled 12 touchdowns his junior year before injuries steered him towards focusing on baseball.

The veteran quarterback is set to join a 4-2 Comets team looking to make a post-season push as the second half of the German Football League season is in full swing. Schimenz joins British quarterback Sam Huxtable in a Comets offense averaging 30 points a game. ‘

The Allgäu Comets will host the Frankfurt Universe this Sunday, August 22nd at 15:00 CET (3 pm, 9 am ET) on AFI.tv.

Read more about Schimenz’s 2021 Polish championship season here

Watch Jake Schimenz’s 2021 highlights

Alex is a former professional American football player who is now studying in London. His goal writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and players and sharing different football