Today, Sean Landeta, a 22-year NFL veteran with five different league teams from 1985 through 2006, spoke up on behalf of Vince McMahon’s XFL 2020 effort.
Following McMahon’s XFL announcement via the Alpha Entertainment platform and his voiced reverence for the national anthem, Landeta got on the horn with FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co” to express his enthusiasm.
“It will open a lot of people’s eyes thinking, wow, let’s see what kind of a league he has. If he doesn’t try to compete with the NFL and make it football in the spring, because people love the sport so much, I think they’ll watch it,” Landeta said.
“I’m looking forward to it.”
Landeta’s a known friend to alternative leagues—after all, he played in one. He was the final active NFL player to ever take the field for the United States Football League (USFL) and punted for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars for each of the USFL’s three seasons.
As a man that knows alternative leagues personally, perhaps Landeta’s optimism re: the XFL carries some weight.