The Baltimore Brigade signed quarterback Randy Hippeard, the Arena Football League 's 2017 Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. "This is a landmark day for the Baltimore Brigade," Brigade coach Omarr Smith said. "Adding the reigning MVP to our team is an instant upgrade. Randy exhibits great leadership on and off the field, and his competitive spirit will be infectious to all of his teammates. We are thrilled to have Randy as the face of the Baltimore Brigade." In 2017 with the Tampa Bay Storm , Hippeard led the AFL in passing yards (3,506), completions (328), attempts (494) and fewest interceptions thrown (eight). He ranked second in passing touchdowns (80). A five-year AFL veteran, Hippeard played three seasons with the Storm (2013, 2014, 2017) and two with the Orlando Predators (2015, 2016), accumulating 15,185 passing yards and 323 passing touchdowns. The Brigade starts the season April 13 at 7 p.m. when they host the Washington Valor at Royal Farms Arena.