The Canadian Football League is shuttering its doors for the 2020 season due to COVID, and has told its players to seek employment elsewhere. This means that some 400 players will be looking to get on the field, and the XFL is a very real possibility for the best of them.
Last year, we saw CFL stars SJ Green, Armanti Edwards, and Derek Dennis make the jump to the XFL in time for the 2020 season. Between them, they have 5 Grey Cup Wins, alongside 3 CFL and 11 Conference All-Star appearances.
If some of the Canada’s most decorated veterans were willing to come play for the XFL back then, the movement should be even stronger now without a CFL season to look forward to.
We’re still all hoping the XFL will resign its available 2020 rosters, but an infusion of talent from Canada would go a long way to improving the league’s level of play and visibility.
Along with the NCAA cancellations, opportunities for football players are shrinking, and the XFL is back just in time. If the league plays this off right, we could see big boosts to the talent pool in the form of CFL vets, and young hopefuls from the collegiate level who want to boost their draft stock.
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