XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck recently stated that he does not view The XFL, which is set to launch February 8th & 9th, 2020, as just a place to develop Future NFL Players, but as a league which is totally unique and separate from The NFL and other Professional Football Leagues.
While The Alliance Of American Football has reportedly start to position itself as a developmental league for The NFL and even to go as far as partner itself with The NFL to showcase a number of games on The NFL Network, The XFL is said to not want to be in business with The NFL.
Luck has reportedly recently visited The Pro Football Talk Live Set on Radio Row and made it perfectly clear that WWE & XFL Founder Vince McMahon is not at all interested in just developing players, but to run a successful Professional Football League and take The Professional Football Industry to heights it has never been before.
“Vince wants to develop a sustainable, standalone league. He doesn’t want to be a developmental league. I ran a developmental league for 10 years,” Luck said. “But I think Vince’s mindset is to build something that can last and sustain itself on its own without any support from the NFL or anyone else.”
Luck also said that The XFL is close to announcing broadcast agreements. So it is safe to say that The NFL Network will not be a partner of The XFL and it will be interesting to see what other ideas and surprises The XFL comes up with moving forward.
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