Sharks sign former Florida State QB McPherson – The Florida Times-Union
The Jacksonville Sharks made a notable roster move Monday, signing former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson.
McPherson played two seasons at FSU (2001-02) before legal issues derailed his career in Tallahassee. He was taken by the Saints in the 2005 NFL Draft, although most of his success in pro football has come in either the Canadian Football League, or in arena ball.
McPherson, 34, has been on the rosters of nine CFL or arena teams. He last played arena football in 2015 with the Los Angeles KISS.
During his time with the Tampa Bay Storm in 2013, McPherson set an Arena Football League record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.
The defending National Arena League champions, the Sharks (1-2) have struggled thus far, losing back-to-back games for the first time since they joined the NAL in late 2016. Former Jacksonville University quarterbacks Patrick McCain and Ryan Walker have been taking the team’s snaps.
The Sharks have also been rocked by the arrest of defensive lineman Leon Mackey, charged with two misdemeanors in Georgia early Sunday morning stemming from a postgame parking-lot altercation with members of the Columbus Lions. Mackey is accused of firing a gun into the air.
In a statement Monday afternoon, the Sharks said that the organization does not “condone or approve of Mr. Mackey’s decision to utilize or carry a weapon during a team function,” and stated that the team is reviewing its travel and security policies.