USFL's New Jersey Generals Could Possibly Become Defunct In Merger
With the USFL and XFL intending to merge, it's expected that several teams from both leagues will become defunct. Due to the money in the red for the XFL and inconsistent numbers from the USFL, having 16 teams would most likely put the new league bankrupt.
With that, there will most likely be a total of eight teams, four from the USFL and four from the XFL.
Despite a question mark on all franchises, it doesn’t bother the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, a team that kicked off USFL free agency yesterday with three big signings.
New Jersey added WR Joe Walker, DL Ethan Westbrooks and S Antonio Reed.
The Generals, a team that is coming off of a 3-7 season, is 12-8 since the league was reborn.
Dwayne Johnson, who is one of the majority owners of the XFL, did express that he wants a team in New York. The New Jersey Generals could play at MetLife Stadium and be that team.
The USFL had stadium hubs in 2022 and ‘23 for teams to play: Ford Field (Detroit, MI), Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Memphis, TN), Protective Stadium (Birmingham, AL) and the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, OH).
When the XFL was under Vince McMahon in 2020, the New York Guardians called MetLife Stadium home. The Guardians went defunct when the league was stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and eventually would go bankrupt.
MetLife Stadium is based in New Jersey, and is home to both the New York Giants and New York Jets of the NFL.