NFL, XFL to collaborate on opportunities for football innovation
The NFL and XFL have reached a partnership agreement in an attempt to create new innovations and grow the game of football. The XFL made the announcement on Monday morning.
According to ESPN, the goal of the partnership is to focus on innovating the game and the health and safety of players. There will be no player sharing for developmental purposes.
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Other areas of focus could be the growth of football on an international level, officiating, football development and scouting and enhanced overall play.
The agreement is also nonexclusive, which means both leagues can work with others in the future.
“We are extremely pleased to collaborate with the NFL in these important areas,” said Dany Garcia, co-owner and chairwoman of the XFL, in a statement. “We are bringing forward an XFL that is progressive and forward-thinking when it comes to innovation, leveraging the newest technology to enhance gameday experience. We have an open field for innovative rules to enhance in-game access. Sharing insights and practices between the XFL and NFL will do a tremendous amount of good for the game of football and support the player ecosystem overall.”
The XFL is scheduled to relaunch its league in February 2023.