The NFL is Coming to Birmingham
The Birmingham Stallions have been the best team for the past two years of the United States Football League. In two years, the Stallions have won two South Division Championships, two USFL Championships, and have won over the hearts of residents in the state of Alabama. The team has been so dominant that NFL teams are calling up many players to try out the next level.
As of Sunday, August 13, 14 Birmingham Stallions have been called up to the NFL to see if these players can make a 53-man roster.
- Brandon Aubrey (K)- Dallas Cowboys
- Alex McGough (QB)- Green Bay Packers
- Austin Watkins (WR- Cleveland Browns
- Deon Cain (WR)- Philadelphia Eagles
- Jace Sternberger (TE)- Buffalo Bills
- Davion Davis (WR)- Arizona Cardinals
- Lorenzo Burns (CB)- Cleveland Browns
- La'Micheal Pettway (TE)- Indianapolis Colts
- Cole Schneider (C)- Green Bay Packers
- Khalil Davis (DT)- Houston Texans
- Colby Wadman (P)- Washington Commanders
- Matt Kaskey (Guard)- Los Angeles Chargers
- C.J. Marable (RB)- New England Patriots
- Nate Brooks (CB)- San Francisco 49ers
Most of these players would never have been signed if it was not for the United States Football League (USFL) existence. During its inception, the USFL had two main goals, one was to give audiences spring football and the second was to give players another chance to get more film for NFL rosters to see. Great players like McGough, Davis, and Sternberger never would have made the NFL if it was not for the USFL.
However, signing with an NFL team does not mean you made the 53-man roster. Every NFL team right now is in preseason which is a time that teams evaluate and make decisions on who will be on the roster for the entire season. Every single Stallion that got signed will have to perform on the field to earn their spot.