Terrell Owens and Michael Vick will be among the players involved in the debut of the American Flag Football League in San Jose on Tuesday night.
The group plans to play a full schedule next year, but the debut game is their version of a preseason game.
"When I think about football in the future for guys who want to further their career, this could be an opportunity for them," Vick said in a video posted on the AFFL's Facebook page. "They could get enjoyment and fulfillment out of the flag league. I just wanted to be one of the first pioneers being involved."