GM Zach Potter created quite a bit of movement on the Alt-Football Richter Scale this morning. The “wiz-kid” dubbed by some signed Two players one of which has ties to Alt-Football. The Stallions on December 6th signed Mark Milton out of Baylor as well as signing Gary Jennings Jr. who played the Spring of 2023 with the St. Louis Battlehawks.
While Milton is a traditional free agent, coming out of Baylor in 2022, Jennings is a bit of a surprise among fans of spring football. While it isn’t uncommon for players to “crossover”, Jennings whose rights were still held by the Battlehawks is the first player to have such a controversy arise since the original intent to merge began September 28th. With Birmingham and St. Louis rumored to be “safe” in 2024, the signing of Jennings has seen Battlehawks Coach Anthony Becht and Stallions GM Zach Potter take to “X” to voice their opinions.
While one may think both leagues would “honor”, existing players and their rights still being claimed by the current franchise with both leagues operating separately currently, it appears that GM Zach Potter did not violate any league rules. With details on the impending still being finalized it may lead to future scenarios like this until both leagues finally come together.
Currently Birmingham now rosters 57 players going into the second week of December. Birmingham has spent the last two years dominating the USFL winning back-to-back championships under HC Skip Holtz. For more insight on the merger check out my reaction video below!