Jan 11, 2017ESPN.com news servicesA new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018.The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make themselves eligible for the NFL. The four-team league, based in Southern California, says it will pay players an average salary of $50,000 and play eight games "under professional football rules, protocols and style," according to a statement sent out by the league.Each team will have 50 players, according to the league, with coaches coming from the professional and college ranks. The players will also receive paid tuition and books at local community colleges.
I love the concept and have been wishing something like this was available for a while. It'll be interesting to see if this picks up and what impact it has on college ball.