So there are reports of a possible NFL Developmental League, much like the NBA is doing.(although I've never seen a single game, the NBA D-league does exist!) This possible NFL league sounds like it might be a good idea, and some things I heard that sound pretty good are:
12-16 teams, in smaller markets such as Norfolk, Birmingham, Omaha etc...and bigger markets without a pro team like Los Angelos, San Jose, Sacramento etc...
The season takes place in the spring and ends in early summer. -hey, what football junkie wouldn't chill on a Sat. or Sunday in the Spring and drink a beer and watch alittle football?
Players eligible would be: undrafted rookies out of college, free agents cut from an NFL teams practice squad, AND even older great players that can't make it with an NFL team anymore but still want to play!(i.e. a Jerry Rice situation in Denver) -so that would be pretty cool to see young talented undrafted players playing with and against all-time greats or very skilled pros!
It would give more football jobs to players, coaches, the stadium beer guy etc...and it's MORE FOOTBALL for fans to watch!
Remember, nothing is confirmed for any of this, but when I heard about it, it instantly sounded like a good idea! -and to stop the inevitable 'XFL failed' posts, this league would be NFL funded and organized. It don't get no more legit than the National Football League! Any company on earth would line up to partner with them in a business venture!