BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Nike is about to launch a national seven-on-seven league. This league does have the potential to change the face of recruiting, NCAA enforcement and college football.
Players would be required to pay up to at least $1,000 to participate. A team of approximately 25 players would spend their offseason practicing and playing in two tournaments.READ MORE: Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen Arrested At CASA Protest In DC
Five cities are involved:
- Washington, D.C.
- San Francisco
- Kansas City
Seven-on-seven is approximately a decade-old “football lite” offshoot of the real game. Quarterbacks, running backs and receivers essentially play touch football games against linebackers and defensive backs.READ MORE: Gov. Larry Hogan Lifts All COVID-19 Capacity Restrictions As Of Saturday, Indoor Mask Mandate Will Remain
Nike currently sponsors a seven-on-seven competition in conjunction with its well-known The Opening each spring, but the new event is more national in scope.
It does have give the backyard football feel a new corporate angle, but if it presents more opportunities to players and helps improve skills, what could be so bad?MORE NEWS: Colonial Pipeline Back Up, But It Could Take Days To Return To Normal Due To 'Panic Buying' Of Gas