In a significant move ahead of the 2024 USFL season, the Birmingham Stallions have re-signed running back Bo Scarbrough, a decision announced by the team on a Thursday night. Here, we detail Scarbrough’s past performances and the expectations setting up for the 2024 season.
Scarbrough’s Previous Stints with the Stallions
Joining the Stallions in the first season only by the fifth game, Scarbrough nevertheless managed to rush for 352 yards and secure a touchdown over six regular-season games. This performance placed him tenth in the league for rushing, an impressive feat considering his late start.
Scarbrough’s second season with the team was marred by a knee injury, restricting his playtime significantly. A surgery to remove a bone spur from his knee further sidelined him, with Scarbrough not returning to the field that season.
NFL Career Overview
Before joining the USFL, Scarbrough had a fluctuating career in the NFL. Initially drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, he moved between teams, including stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks. He eventually made his NFL debut with the Detroit Lions, showcasing promise with a 55-yard and one touchdown performance in his debut. Injuries, however, impacted his NFL tenure, leading to a series of releases and re-signings across different teams.
The 2022 Championship Performance
In spite of the challenges faced during the 2022 season, Scarbrough managed to demonstrate his skill during the championship game, marking a critical contribution to the Stallions’ victory. With a total of 135 yards and a touchdown accrued over 13 carries, he was instrumental in sealing the win for his team.
Looking Forward: 2024 Season Prospects
As we approach the 2024 season, Scarbrough is expected to share the field with C. J. Marable, another recently re-signed running back for the Stallions. While Scarbrough missed the entirety of the 2023 season recuperating from his surgery, anticipation builds as fans eagerly await his return to the field, hopeful for performances reminiscent of his 2022 championship game exploits.
With a history of both remarkable performances and unexpected setbacks, Scarbrough’s return to the Stallions comes with a mix of high expectations and caution. As the Stallions gear up for the 2024 season, Scarbrough’s experience and demonstrated skill on the field will undeniably be assets to the team, offering a promising outlook for the season ahead. Stay tuned as we follow the Stallions’ journey in the forthcoming USFL season.