The push for more spring-time football leagues continues as it’s recently been announced that the USFL is relaunching in 2022, over 35 years after the league went into hiatus. According to an official release, the new league will include a minimum of eight teams and the entire slate will be broadcasted on Fox Sports.
Former Chargers and New Jersey Generals (USFL) quarterback Doug Flutie helped make the news public.
The league initially ran from 1983 to 1985. There was a 1986 season planned, but the league folded before it arrived.
Brian Woods, the founder and CEO of The Spring League, is set to be a co-founder of the new USFL.
The new league will look to compete with the XFL, which after being bought by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is also expected to return in 2022.
And now for today’s links.
10 insights from this week’s presser with the coordinators (Chargers.com)
Chargers upgrade both sides of the ball in early 2022 mock (Chargers Wire)
Check out the top photos from the weight room in OTAs (Chargers.com)
Keenan Allen receives support from LAR’s Cooper Kupp (Bolt Beat)
Which NFL team had the worst offseason? (ESPN+)
The USFL will launch again in 2022 (ESPN)
Who are the NFL’s most-indispensable players? (CBS Sports)
Seven free agents we can’t believe haven’t found a home yet (Bleacher Report)
The Eagles agreed to terms with their first-round pick, DeVonta Smith (NFL.com)
Bruce Arians asked Tom Brady to scout wide receivers in the 2021 draft (NFL.com)