First season: 2031
Play in and headquartered in Chopping Block
|Team colors||Black, Gunmetal, Red |
|General manager||Videl-San (ValorX77)|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)
|Division championships (1)|
|Playoff appearances (2)|
The Chicago Butchers are a professional American football franchise based in Chicago, Illinois. The Butches currently compete in the National Simulation Football League (NSFL) as a member club of the league's National Simulation Football Conference (NSFC) which currently only has one division. The franchise was established in 2030 as one of the two expansion teams formed to help with the size of the 2030 draft class. The Butchers played their first game in 2031.
History of the Chicago Butchers
The Chicago Butchers were one of the two most recent expansion teams, along with the Austin Copperheads, of the National Simulation Football League,they are managed by Bubba Nuck Sr. and Tyler Varga Sr.. The Butchers began their football operations in the 2030 draft. They opted to make Lightsout Lewis the first player in their teams history. The second player they selected was cornerback Xerxes Ridley. In the NSFL expansion draft, they selected a couple notable players such as Kwame Mbafeno with the first overall pick and also the 2030 kicker of the year Kulture Future.
In the Butchers second draft, they drafted highly touted running back Sam Torenson with the first overall pick. These additions payed off for the Butchers, as in their first game they pulled out a 26-17 victory over the Arizona Outlaws. Many analysts at the start of the 2031 season were calling the Butchers contenders and their 3-1 start led many to believe that they had a real shot at contending for an Ultimus. Quarterback Rose Jenkins had a very solid debut season and she helped get the Butchers into the playoffs and leave their contemporary, the Copperheads, in the dust. Rookie running back Sam Torenson led the league in rushing yards and ended up being the ORoY. The Chicago Butchers finished their first season with a 10-3 record and with the top seed in the NSFC. They had a first round bye and their win-now draft style caused many analysts to believe they were going to the Ultimus. They played their first playoff game in history at home against the underdog Philadelphia Liberty and were favored to win by double digits despite the Liberty's upset of the Yellowknife Wraiths in the wildcard round. The game started out well for the Butchers, as their rookie safety Lightsout Lewis took an interception to the house, giving Chicago the lead. In the end, though, it didn't matter as 3 Rose Jenkins interceptions doomed the Butchers and they lost 47-34 in a shootout.
Due to Chicago not having many draft picks and a relatively quiet FA period, Chicago rolled into 2032 with pretty much the same roster. Sam Torenson ran for 1400 yards again, this time with 10 touchdowns. Rose Jenkins finished with a 94 passer rating, but questions arose as to whether or not she was a true franchise quarterback, since her numbers and pass attempts were incredibly low. The Butchers regressed slightly record-wise, finishing 8-5 and as the 3rd seed in an extremely competitive NSFC. The Butchers faced the Hawks in the wild card round of the playoffs and in that game they were absolutely slaughtered, losing 40-6. Following this loss, Tyler Oles stepped down which led to Alexandra Jones being hired by the Butchers. Early into Jones' tenure, she traded superstar running back Sam Torenson for an aging legend in Marquise Brown and a 5th round pick. This trade was universally panned but it is yet to be seen how it works out for the Butchers and the Liberty.
Chicago entered tank-mode in 2033, looking into the future, with Jones acting as a transitional GM. The roster remained intact, with Jenkins under center. The team was mediocre, but they were edged off of a playoff spot by the Colorado Yeti, despite both the Yeti and the Butchers finishing with identical 5-8 record. A 3-1 start brought hope to Windy City, but then the team collapsed. Only two wins in the nine remaining games meant the Butchers had to change their culture. And so they did. Alexandra Jones stepped down, with Videl-San assuming the GM role to lead the team into rebuilding.
2034 was the beginning of the rebuilding for the Butchers. Most of last season's roster was kept, but all rookies got to see playing time. The team performed as expected. No wins in the first four games of the season, and three in the next eight to finish the season last in NSFC, with a 3-10 record, getting the #1 overall pick for 2035 draft. The Butchers were second-to-last both in offence and defence, scoring 17.2 and allowing 30.2 points per game, but the only way was up for the team, and with Videl-San at the helm, the hopes were high going into the next season.
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Players and Personnel
Chicago Butchers roster
Chicago Butchers staff