Playing for Pizza
by John Grisham
Rick Dockery is the worst quarterback in the NFL. In the AFC championship he gets into the game in the last 11 minutes. 17 to 0. And Rick Dockery manags to lose the gane. 17 to 21. Naturally Cleavland is highly PO'd and cuts him from the team.
His agent, Arnie, can't get anyone to even listen to a pitch for a new job for Rick. Except Parma Italy. And even though Rick doesn't know Italian he takes the jub. It would be good for him to get out of the country for a while. He needs out of the media spotlight.
So, it's off to Italy. The Italian league allows 3 NFL players per team. The locals on the team don't get paid. They have day jobs and just play for the love of the game. So, they slowly bring Rick back to the basics he'd lost in the big leagues.