Good news for Colt Brennan and all of the people who have been rooting for him to get another chance. The Hartford Colonials of the United Football League have secured the rights to the former University of Hawaii quarterback.
Hartford’s head coach is Jerry Glanville, who was UH’s defensive coordinator during Brennan’s sophomore and juniors seasons in 2005 and 2006. “I’m excited coach Glanville reached out and protected my (UFL) rights,” Brennan said. “I’m stoked about that. I would love the opportunity, if it happens, to play for coach Glanville.”
As of this story, Brennan had not signed any agreements with the team. It seems that they are still talking it over. This is one way that Brennan could try to make a run at a starting job – either in the UFL or in the NFL in the future.
An offer from a National Football League team before July 11 — the first day of UFL training camps — would supersede the Colonials’ rights. The NFL, currently in a lockout, cannot make free-agent offers until after a labor agreement has been reached. That being said, even if the NFL gets a deal done, it is unlikely that Brennan would get an offer, especially coming off of a serious accident.
If Brennan does sign with the Hartford Colonials then he would currently sit 2nd on the depth chart behind the current Colonial starting quarterback. However, the Colonials had a rough season last year, so Brennan could make a legitimate run at the starting job.
According to Brennan’s agent – Ryan Tollner, Brenna is fully healed from the accident and is in terrific football shape.
This could be a fresh start for Brennan, as it seems nothing at the higher levels of football have panned out for him so far. There have been many quarterbacks who have gone this route and ended up having great careers – Kurt Warner comes to mind. It may be a tough road, but at least he is getting another chance.