This week Fox Business highlighted Major League Football as the developemental league the NFL has been clamoring for for a long time. They also note that MLFB isn’t jumping into the football business thinking or even wanting to become the one football league to rule them all. There’s plenty of interest, talent and support for both leagues to not only coexist, but help one another.
NFL executives have publicly discussed the need for a bridge between the college and professional football – a league that would prepare athletes for the physical and mental rigors of playing at the next level. MLFB is one of several upstart organizations seeking to fill the void. Founded in 2014, it has already attracted support from several former NFL coaches, executives and players, including former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo, former New York Jets head coach-turned ESPN analyst Herman Edwards and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Miller.