Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Quinn Gray doesn't know where he'll land in the new United Football League. This story from the upstart league's Web site was posted after the draft lists came out and indicated Gray's team will be announced later.
Nevertheless he said he wants to be a face of the UFL.
Asked if he'd be happy building the UFL, regardless of the NFL situation, here's Gray's response:
"Without a doubt. I'll be happy to build this league. After all what guys down the road will be able to say I helped build a league? Everybody wants to be a spokesperson for a league -- you want to be the Peyton Manning-type. If you can't lead an NFL team to the Super Bowl, why not build a league to prominence with good quality football and good quality players with good quality coaches. This can be an up and coming league, a premiere league in this country. If the NFL wont give me that opportunity, I can do that with the UFL."
"The better question might be do I want to be a starter in the UFL versus a backup in the NFL, if it comes to that... well I'll weigh my options, see what I feel in my gut. I like the idea of being 'the man' in the UFL. I want to be one of the faces of this league."
Gray has actually been with three of the AFC South's four teams. He appeared in games for the Jaguars in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He signed with Houston in 2008 as a free agent, but didn't stick with the Texans. Later that year he and Jared Lorenzen were in Colts' training camp while Indianapolis waited on Peyton Manning to recover from knee surgeries.
Gray was most recently with the Kansas City Chiefs