The 1926Rock Island Independents season was their only season in the first American Football League, after jumping to the upstart league from the National Football League. The team finished 2-6 in league play and 2-7-2 overall, earning them seventh place in the league. The Independents struggled to bring in 5000 fans to its home games and later became a traveling team after having poor attendance in its first three games. The AFL folded after the 1926 and the Independents did not rejoin the NFL. They instead played as a minor, semi-pro team in 1927, then folded.