The new edition of the USFL is coming back to life in the spring of 2022, and the Michigan Panthers will be a part of the rebirth.
The league revealed the eight franchises and locations that will be part of the new version of the storied USFL. The Panthers were one of eight teams carrying over from the original USFL, which disbanded after three seasons in 1985.
“We’re excited to take this next major step in the development of a new USFL,” said Brian Woods, USFL President of Football Operations in a press release. “These eight teams form the core of our initial league membership and will represent an exciting brand of professional football coming this
spring. We look forward to the start of our inaugural season.”
The Panthers, led by QB Bobby Hebert and WR Anthony Carter, won the first USFL championship. They were one of the USFL’s most successful teams in the first two years before the team folded instead of switching from the spring season to the fall with the rest of the league.
Exact logistics and ownership of the new Panthers franchise have yet to be revealed.