Meet Major League Football, An NFL Alternative
If you can’t beat the National Football League’s 32 billionaire team owners and $12 billion-a-year revenue stream, join them. That’s the thought process behind Major League Football, a fledgling organization that hopes to become a developmental league for hundreds of athletes who haven’t given up on their dream of playing in the NFL.
NFL executives have publicly discussed the need for a bridge between the college and professional football – a league that would prepare athletes for the physical and mental rigors of playing at the next level. MLFB is one of several upstart organizations seeking to fill the void. Founded in 2014, it has already attracted support from several former NFL coaches, executives and players, including former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo, former New York Jets head coach-turned ESPN analyst Herman Edwards and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Miller.