When a player leaves the NFL, there are several options in front of them.
They can either take the coaching route, start a business, go back to school, or even join a different league entirely.
When the XFL was announced, there was widespread speculation about which former NFL players would try their hand at the league.
This morning, two rosters were announced, each containing an interesting former NFL player.
Former NFL WR Josh Gordon made the 51-man roster for the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons, while former #Steelers WR Martavis Bryant made it with the Vegas Vipers. pic.twitter.com/1MzjM57Lcp
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 10, 2023
Josh Gordon and Martavius Bryant will try their hand at the XFL.
Gordon will be suiting up for the Seattle Sea Dragons, while Bryant will be playing for the Vegas Vipers.
Gordon spent the majority of his NFL career as a member of the Cleveland Browns but bounced around to a few other teams across the league after that.
Unfortunately for Gordon, he has struggled with substance issues, causing multiple suspensions, which ultimately cut his NFL career short.
When healthy, Gordon was a great impact player in the NFL.
He is just 31 years old, and if he is healthy, he could be a great role player for the Sea Dragons.
Bryant is also 31 years old and could prove to be an impact player for the Vipers.
While he was certainly a great athlete, Bryant had his share of issues in the league.
He requested to be traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers, which led to him eventually getting traded to the Oakland Raiders.
Bryant was selected as the fifth overall player in the XFL Skill Players Draft, and the team appears to be confident in his current abilities moving forward.NEXT: Von Miller Jokes About Next Year's Super Bowl Prediction