Which Former Bama Players Could be in the USFL?
Football is not over Crimson Tide fans. The United States Football League (USFL) looks to start their season on April 16th and the games will be played at Protective Stadium and Legion Field in Birmingham, AL.
The league will be holding a draft on February 22nd and 23rd to select players to the eight teams that will be split between North and South divisions.
With the Crimson Tide having so many former great players, here are four players that will be solid for USFL teams to pick up.
Richardson would be a smart pickup for a USFL team as he had a very dominant season at Alabama and looked great while playing with the Birmingham Iron in the AAF. Richardson will bring toughness and speed to any team’s backfield as the 229-pound back can outrun or run through anybody that stands in his way.
Foster could make a great linebacker in the USFL due to his hard-hitting ability as well as having the speed to cover any part of the field. Foster has been in some legal trouble, but he could bounce back with a new opportunity as he continues to train and keep himself in shape. With a good showing, Foster can very easily find himself back in the NFL, and the USFL could get him there.
Sims can be a useful quarterback for a USFL team to lead their team to victory over any opponent. Sims' dual-threat ability allows him to scramble out of the pocket as well as throw the deep ball effectively. Sims also played for the Birmingham Iron alongside Richardson, so if these two can find their way back on the same team they can be very dangerous to a defense.
Brown has the ability to be a lockdown cornerback for any USFL team needing defensive backs with great coverage skills. Brown made plays at Alabama as a freshman as well as spent two years in the NFL. He ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine as well as benched 14 reps which shows how gifted he is. Getting a cornerback like this on your team can only be a positive as Brown could certainly make an impact from day one.
With the USFL set to begin soon, Crimson Tide fans should be on the lookout to see familiar faces throughout the league as games start on April 16th.