Charlie Ebersol, the son of legendary NBC Sports executive Dick Ebersol, announced on Tuesday that he would be forming the Alliance of American Football, which would be a secondary American football league. The league plans to debut Feb. 9, 2019, the week after Super Bowl LIII. The season would run 10 weeks and will have 50-man teams, per ESPN.
Ebersol has tapped former USC safety Troy Polamalu to head up the players side of the league. He also tapped USC alumnus J.K. McKay to head up the team side of the league.
To help him steer the league, Charlie Ebersol brought on former NFL general manager Bill Polian, currently an analyst for ESPN. The player side will be overseen by former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, and the team side will be guided by former USC standout and executive J.K. McKay.
The new league will be formed from players who did not make the cut in the NFL. He has also already negotiated a media rights deal with CBS.
Ebersol said that his league, made up of players who didn’t make the cut for the NFL, will have the initial game and the championship game on CBS and one matchup per week on CBS Sports Network. Other games will be available on the league’s app, which Ebersol said promises to integrate live fantasy play into the broadcasts.
The league will have eight teams in eight cities, which will be announced in the future.
The eight teams in cities that will be announced in the next three months will start by having regional drafts, protecting eligible players who played in the local community for their college days.
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