Folks, Christmas is nearly upon us. You know what that means: gifts, upon gifts, upon gifts. Since we’re on the topic, the USFL proved that they possess some of the most gifted athletes in the country. It was a spectacular debut season for the league, as fans were treated to excitement week in and week out.
Well, this one is obvious. The MVP of the USFL – and now, an NFL Pro-Bowler, KaVontae Turpin. Turpin was electrifying in the USFL during the 2022 season.
BREAKING: Kavonte Turpin, #USFL MVP, has made it to his first NFL #ProBowl with the Dallas Cowboys. Hard work, determination – and – OPPORTUNITY – pays off. The USFL is proving that spring football matters. You love to see it. pic.twitter.com/IBOUlHc2O4
At this point, everyone knows just how special Turpin is. He led the USFL in receiving yards, was an All-USFL specialist/WR, and dominated across the board. His sheer explosiveness, paired with sly elusiveness, makes him into a nightmare for any opposing defense.
Reggie Corbin is a beast. He was the heart and soul of Michigan’s offense in 2022. Despite the team struggling to find a way to win, Corbin always put his best foot forward on the field.
It's still bizarre to me that @ReggieCorbin isn't in the NFL, and wasn't even given a call for training camp. He did everything you could've asked of him – and more – in the #USFL this season. Multiple NFL teams should be bringing in Corbin ASAP.pic.twitter.com/fBYoeezoOv
Corbin finished the season with 519 rushing yards, and two touchdowns. He also set the USFL record for the longest touchdown of the season: 88 yards. Reggie is such a talented athlete, and the Panthers are lucky to have him on their roster.
What makes Cookus so effective is the efficiency he provides to any team he is a part of. Case was very accurate with the football in the USFL, showcasing exceptional ball placement all over the field. His disposition as a signal caller is immaculate.
The USFL’s defensive player of the year was something else in 2022. Chris Odom is a freak of nature, absolutely dominating opposing offensive lines all season long. He led the USFL with twelve sacks, putting up ridiculous stat lines every week.
Speaking of dominant, Sal Cannella was sensational for New Orleans. He was the best tight end in the league, torching defenses in his sleep. It didn’t matter who was in at quarterback, Cannella was bound to find the football one way or another.