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CFL Coaches Admit XFL Impacting Off-season Player Signings

In a report from the Edmonton Journal, the CFL although skeptical if the XFL will last. Admit, at least for this season. The upstart league is making an impact on their off-season.

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson said;

“I think you’re seeing less players available. There’d be more guys out there we’d be looking to bring in (if it weren’t for the XFL), but all of that has kind of already happened. If a guy is going to the XFL, he’s already there so we’re not competing for that guy.”

“But yes, if there was no XFL there’d be a lot more players you’d be looking at to bring into rookie camp and workout this off-season. We’ll see how it goes. They’re playing games here pretty soon and I wish those guys the best. The more football there is, the better.”

The biggest issue for CFL coaches is the lack of young quarterback talent coming to Canada. Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson said;

“It’s harder to find quarterbacks right now because of the XFL. There were some players on our neg list who we thought would be ready to come up right now, but they’re just not. We’ve dropped a few guys because of that and we’re trying to find other players.”

The CFL survived just fine when the AAF started its play last year and completed another successful season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers winning the Grey Cup. However, a successful first year of the XFL and a guarantee of a year two and three could have a significant impact on the CFL.

Right now, players, coaches, and fans are all wondering if the XFL will work. If it does, the XFL could seriously impact the CFL long term starting in the 2021 offseason.

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  1. Joe

    January 12, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    the hell with the CFL and I hope they fold entirely like Arena Football and the AAF did. Looking forward to the DC Defenders however and hopefully the XFL 2.0 can
    become more USFL vs. AAF.

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