Sims has also begun preparing for life after football. He said he’s interested in broadcasting and possibly coaching.
On the broadcasting front, he said he’s working with radio host and SEC Network analyst Paul Finebaum, which would lead to other opportunities with SEC Network or on gamedays at Alabama.
The early demise of the Alliance caught him off guard and likely accelerated Sims’ transition to a career after football.
“It was very tough, very tough,” he said of the Alliance shutdown. “But at the same time, I don’t feel like me and the teammates I was close with on the Birmingham Iron, we’re upset for the league ending, but we’re happy for the opportunity. Some guys haven’t been on the field for years, but just to have that feeling, it gave them hope again.