The new USFL is planning a return in March 2013 but this version of the league will be much different than the last. USFL President and CEO Jamie Cuadra is surrounding himself with persons with experience in the NFL in order to establish a solid network of executives around him. Former Oakland Raiders and Hall of Famer WR Fred Biletnikoff is currently serving as Vice President of football operations and the league has just reached out to another former NFL player, QB Jeff Garcia.
Garcia retired from the NFL in 2011, finishing the season with the Houston Texans. His career started in 1994 with the Calgary Stampeders and he broke into the NFL in 1999 with the San Francisco 49ers. During his career, he played for the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and joined the Philadelphia Eagles twice. He threw for over 25,000 yards in his NFL career.
Garcia currently owns Beyond Wealth Sports, a company which represents professional athletes during their careers and prepares them for life after their careers are over.
According to a USFL press release-
“Jeff’s extensive background and networks with professional football players will undoubtedly help carry out the USFL’s mission of helping our players live successfully and responsibly as positive players on and off the field.”
The current plan is for the USFL to launch in March of 2013 and playing their season from March through June. The league envisions itself as a ‘minor league’ system for the NFL. The league is currently scouting cities in which to place their teams, looking for markets which currently have no NFL or MLB teams placed in them.
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