The XFL has reached a partnership with the NFL Alumni Academy to develop players ahead of their re-launch in 2023. The NFL Alumni Academy holds an in-season training program in Canton, Ohio to create a pool of players who are ready to join teams should a spot open up on the roster in the event of an injury or other issues that would leave them short on the depth chart.
The partnership is designed to train players who would become available at the end of the 2022 NFL season. Those who take part in the program will get an opt-in contract with the XFL.
The XFL previously announced a collaboration agreement with the NFL to work together on game rules, officiating, health & safety, and other areas of the game.
Vince McMahon folded the league when its 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Later that year, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson partnered with RedBird Capital and business partner, Dany Garcia, to buy the bankrupted football league.
Today, we're announcing an exclusive partnership with @NFLA_Academy. Together, we will enhance the player ecosystem by extending player cycles and creating more opportunities for players to play professional football.#XFL2023 🤝 #NFLAA
— XFL (@XFL2023) April 11, 2022