Several days after the Showboats saw Daniel Helm sign an NFL contract, a second Showboats player is off to the NFL. Jordan Ferguson from Middle Tennessee State is returning to the NFL, with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that showed interest in him after the 2023 NFL Draft.
After playing Six seasons at Middle Tennessee State, Ferguson joined the Showboats in late May appearing in Four games, totaling Seven Tackles for 2.5 Sacks. While at MTSU Ferguson recorded 68 total tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception last season. He earned first-team All-Conference USA honors and was named the Hawaii Bowl’s MVP. Ferguson beat out Chris Garrett, the Los Angeles Rams’ former seventh-round pick from the 2021 NFL Draft, enroute to an opportunity with the Seahawks.
The Showboats per the Fox Sports website currently rosters 60 players on the team, as NFL training camp continues to progress. As injuries continue to mount look for more USFL players to continue to earn NFL opportunities, as NFL teams are constantly re-tooling their rosters. As of early morning on August 8th, the USFL has seen 22 players released from their teams in pursuit of NFL opportunities.