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Serious question: how many times does Channing Stribling have to make big plays in various alternate football leagues before he gets another chance in the NFL?
Stribling got his post-Wolverines start on NFL practice squads, but soon found himself playing in just about every start-up — such as The Spring League and the previous iteration of the XFL — as well as a stint in the CFL. He showed off his prowess for takeaways in the XFL, and helped his team in The Spring League by getting a pick six. And now that Stribling is participating in the all-new USFL, nothing has changed.
Now playing for the Philadelphia Stars, Stribling jumped underneath the receiver to secure a big interception, and followed it up with a nice return.
🙌 @C_Strib8 WITH THE PICK! 🔥
— Philadelphia Stars (@USFLStars) April 17, 2022
Again and again, the former Wolverine continues to make big plays, no matter what level. And given that these leagues are promoted as essentially a minor league-system for the NFL — and we do occasionally see the shield sign some of these players — hasn’t Stribling done enough to show that he can make an impact at the next level? After all, his backfield compatriot, Jourdan Lewis, continues to be a force for the Dallas Cowboys. Perhaps it’s time for Stribling to get another shot.