His future is incredibly bright, and Maverick Chance is also thriving in the present.

After finishing in second place among incoming fourth and fifth graders at the Duel in July, Chance helped the Brentwood Blaze win the Tennessee Youth Football League championship.

“Heading into the season, the goals were getting better every week and making it to the league championship,” Chance said. “Being able to participate in a championship with my team was great. I really enjoyed playing in an offense that allowed me to throw and run.”

Quarterbacking the Blaze, Chance led his team to a 9-1 record. “ I focused on becoming a better leader and being consistent each game,” he said.

Only 11 years old, Chance showed impressive accuracy throwing the football and an ability to escape pressure and punish opposing defenses. “I’m working to improve my footwork within the pocket,” he said. “And I want to have better awareness of the pass rush.”

Chance wrapped up his fourth season playing QB on a very high note. He’s right at home at the high-profile position.

“Playing quarterback, I like being involved on each play and influencing the game,” Chance said. “I like being a leader for my teammates on and off the field.”

A strong showing at the Duel helped him get ready for the season. Chance received his invite to the event at an NFA OSD camp in Nashville.

“It was good to be around other boys at the Duel that were working like me to get better,” he said. “It was a lot of fun to compete with them on a larger stage. I loved the crowd cheering and the competitions at the end of the sessions.”

Finishing second among a talented group of young quarterbacks helped Chance get ready for his season with the Blaze.

“It definitely made me feel prepared for competition going into the season,” said Chance, who has been training with NFA for two years. “I felt even more ready for any challenges during the season.”

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