According to the USFL’s Executive Vice President Daryl Johnston, the winner of Sunday’s game between the Panthers and Maulers will not only determine who has the first pick in the 2023 USFL Draft but it will determine which team has the first pick in EVERY round of the draft.
But there is something unique about how the USFL is doing things to determine who will have the top pick in next year’s draft.
The 1st overall pick in 2023 draft ✅
The 1st pick in EVERY round of 2023 draft ✅
— USFL (@USFL) June 17, 2022
USFL game between Michigan and Pittsburgh now has major implications
That’s right, folks, the WINNER of the game between the Michigan Panthers and Pittsburgh Maulers will earn the No. 1 overall pick and the first pick in EVERY round of the 2023 USFL Draft.
Normally, the loser of that game would end up with the first pick in the 2023 draft, similar to what the NFL and other leagues would do.
However, the USFL has other plans. Daryl Johnston just announced that the winner, not the loser, of this week ten matchup will earn the first pick in the USFL’s 2023 draft.
Not only that, but the victor will also have the first pick in every round of the draft. This means that these teams have a lot to play for on Sunday, and they will be motivated to win instead of throwing the game away for a draft pick. In a way, this game will serve as the “Tank Bowl” for the USFL, making week ten more interesting in the grand scheme of things.
When the Panthers and Maulers squared off back in Week 3, it was the Panthers that walked away with a 24-0 win.
Nation, there would obviously be some details to be worked out to make it possible but would you like to see something similar to this happen in the NFL?