Former Texas-Wesleyan Quarterback Justin Arth, has been released from his contract to pursue NFL/CFL opportunities. Justin Arth graduated from Texas-Wesleyan a smaller Division II school. Having crossed paths with fellow NFL/CFL hopeful Damian Francis who I had the pleasure of interviewing recently. Arth had signed with the Tuscon Sugar Skulls of the Indoor Football League for the 2022 season. However as the CFL and NFL seasons grew near, Justin Arth was suddenly getting interest from the CFL and NFL alike.
Justin Arth has followed guys like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and even former UGA star Aaron Murray. These players were at the top of the game in terms of pre-snap reads, often able to audible or dummy audible to put the offense in the best position to beat the coverage they are facing on a given play. Arth points to his time studying their games as one of his strengths. Saying “I feel my game compares to those who I modeled my game after, like Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.
Both QB’s are known for their Football IQ, accurate arm and leadership ability. I feel I make my money by being someone who can diagnose a defense pre-snap and post-snap and deliver an accurate ball, as well as being a leader that can make others around me better.” in an interview during the National Scouting Combine.
Justin unfortunately went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft Class, but that didn’t stop him from playing football in the 2021 season. He latched on with the Peach State Cats of the United Arena League. He found immense success at this level. He would win the starting job right away proving he belonged in professional football when he lit up the league.
In just 4 starts:
11 tds to just 3 ints passing
72% completion rate
511 passing yards
119 rushing yards, 3 rushing tds
After the 2021 season ended for the UAL, Justin spent some time as a substitute teacher with two different schools, and helped train athletes for the National Pitching Association for Tom House. Not only did Arth work closely with House as a trainer, he got to that point after seeking training with House for himself. If you are not familiar with Tom House, and you follow professional level football I am shocked. Tom House is the guy NFL quarterbacks call when they want to improve as a passer. He is currently working with NFL QB Jalen Hurts as we speak to help him improve upon his accuracy. On top of this Justin also launched his own company to help train quarterbacks. Which he still operates to this day: https://www.a11performance.com/
Heading into the 2022 season, Justin Arth had gained momentum given his impressive performance as a UAL rookie with the Peach State Cats. He used this momentum to obtain try-outs with the Fan Controlled Football League, and Tuscon Sugar Skulls of the Indoor Football League.
Ultimately Justin chose to sign with the Tuscon Sugar Skulls and Head Coach Dixie Wooten. Wooten is a former IFL player, and understands that his players deserve to pursue whatever opportunities come their way. At first Wooten had no intention of releasing Arth, he was going to keep him and allow him to attend these work-outs, however it quickly became apparent the interest surrounding Arth had grown exponentially and he would need time to sort it out.
At this point Justin Arth was invited to multiple CFL team work-outs beginning with the Calgary Stampeders. However he was also receiving interest from the NFL Free Agent Camp, and HUB Football Camp, which has put players in the NFL regularly.
ILB Brandon Marshall formerly of the Denver Broncos actually once joined HUB, and used this platform to get back in the NFL when his career had stalled. Due to the sheer amount of interest Arth had received Tuscon graciously granted him his release in an effort to give him the time he needed to truly consider and give his all to the opportunities that have arisen.
With the high football IQ, strong leadership, and performance with the Peach State Cats on his resume, he shouldn’t have any issues finding a roster spot in the CFL. They have watched as they lost several quarterbacks to the USFL draft, and adding guys like Arth is their way of brining in young talent they can develop to replace the aging big name talent currently carrying the league. With several teams looking his way at the CFL level, I fully anticipate we see Arth make the leap to the CFL, or NFL in 2022.
Tuscon has given him until May 7th to get this sorted out, a little over a week after the NFL draft that features a rather weak college class. Could Arth see an opportunity come his way from the NFL due to the lack of guys with NFL potential, after spending his rookie year lighting up the UAL? However Justin has no qualms about returning to the IFL if this isn’t his season to make the leap to the next level. “So if I am not signed there’s a chance I am resigned by Tucson or any other IFL team to finish out the year.” Regardless of which league, we will be seeing Justin Arth line up under center, diagnose the defense, and drop dimes to receivers somewhere in 2022. He is simply too talented to not be in a Quarterback room somewhere.
Justin Has agreed to join us for an interview and to announce where he will be signing for the 2022 season. Be sure to Subscribe to the Channel to catch the update on Justin Arth, and his full interview in the near future.
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