It’s been a trying couple days for Michigan Panthers fans. Upon the recent departure of DC Dan Carrel, and the drafting of several players to the XFL, Panthers fans may be in a bit of flux regarding the future of their team. Panthers fans could rejoice momentarily however, due to the fact Reggie Corbin confirmed via his twitter that he will be coming back to join the Michigan Panthers for “Year 2”.
Corbin was one of six Panthers to be selected by XFL teams during the January 1st Supplemental Draft. Corbin was selected by the San Antonio Brahmas and was set to join a running back room that consisted of NFL veterans Jacques Patrick, Jon Hilliman, and Kallen Ballage, along with highly accomplished college Calvin Turner. Corbin’s decision to return to the Panthers may prove to be a pure “business” move, as the competition for Corbin to assume his place as RB1 for the Panthers may have a bit less resistance than a five-man competition in San Antonio.
With the All-USFL running back returning the Panthers now have their “guy” in the back with the team. Corbin joins NFL vet Josh Adams, returning Panthers Cam Scarlett, and Stevie Scott, along with Rookie LaDarren Brown. While Josh Adams may serve as some competition for Corbin, coach Eric Marty has shown the ability to utilize multiple running backs with Scarlett, Scott and Corbin all totaling over 295 Rushing and Receiving yards during the 2022 USFL Season.
Corbin becomes the 6th XFL draftee to choose the USFL over the XFL. He is also the third USFL player to return their original team overstaying with the XFL team that drafted him. Despite the current “football-wars” that continue go on as the USFL and XFL “fight” for talent, the opportunities for players to find work at the professional level is at an all-time high, and it appears that there are plenty of future stars on the horizon. For Michigan Panthers fans it appears they can sleep easy as one of their stars is staying put.