With the USFL offseason underway, numerous players are anticipated to be re-sign, sign with an NFL team, or be released altogether. One noteworthy player who has recently been released from his USFL contract is McLeod Bethel-Thompson, the former quarterback for the New Orleans Breakers. There are several rumored reasons behind his release, including retirement or a potential return to the CFL.
Currently, the Breakers have two quarterbacks on their roster, Davis Cheek and Aqeel Glass. However, it would be prudent for them to consider acquiring another talented quarterback with a touch of Louisiana flair. One promising candidate worth exploring is Levi Lewis, the former quarterback for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
Levi Lewis, a native of Louisiana, would undoubtedly become an instant fan favorite in New Orleans. He holds nearly every passing record for the Ragin’ Cajuns, capping off his illustrious five-year career with numerous accolades. Lewis’ accomplishments include ranking second all-time in passing yards (9,203), first all-time in passing touchdowns (74), and holding the records for most passing yards (3,050) and passing touchdowns (26) in a single season. Additionally, he has been named Second-team All-Sun Belt twice (2020, 2021) and has earned the titles of LendingTree Bowl MVP (2020) and New Orleans Bowl MVP (2021).
As a Baton Rouge native, Lewis would seamlessly integrate into the Breakers’ lineup, and he has expressed his enthusiasm to once again represent his home state team via Twitter. Lewis, a left-handed quarterback, would bring youth, ambition, and mobility to the team. He fearlessly takes risks down the field and possesses the ability to scramble when necessary. Furthermore, his experience in winning high-stakes games at Louisiana demonstrates his ability to thrive under pressure.
The New Orleans Breakers have yet to find a quarterback who can propel them past the playoff barrier. By implementing an offensive strategy akin to the spread style commonly seen in college football, with Levi Lewis as the team’s primary quarterback, they could potentially reach unprecedented heights. Although Lewis does not possess the typical physical stature Coach John DeFilippo generally works with, his exceptional skills warrant making an exception.
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