The USFL is messing around and is taking a huge stance on teams who have ideas to tank a full season in order to get better with high draft picks.
We’ve reached the final weekend of regular season football in the USFL before the playoffs begin next weekend in Canton, Ohio.
The two worst teams in the league will play each other at the end of the season. The game’s winner will get the first pick in the draft. You read that correctly.
“We’ve got an unusual situation in our final week of the regular season in the USFL,” said USFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Daryl Johnston, via Pro Football Talk. “The 1-8 Michigan Panthers are playing the 1-8 Pittsburgh Maulers. Under normal circumstances, the loser of this game would be awarded the first draft pick in the upcoming draft. But we’re going to change the rules right here, so this weekend whoever wins the game actually gets not only the first pick in the 2023 draft but the first pick in every round of the 2023 draft,” Johnston said. “Making sure there’s no shenanigans going on.”
The 1-8 Michigan Panthers will battle the 1-8 Pittsburgh Maulers and the winner of that contest will receive every first pick of every round in the upcoming USFL Draft.
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