Vince McMahon‘s XFL now has a boss … and it’s the same man who happened to raise one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks — Oliver Luck!
Andrew Luck‘s father will be the new commissioner and CEO of the WWE honcho’s rebooted league — McMahon announced Tuesday.
— XFL (@xfl2020) June 5, 2018
It’s not a gimmick … Neither the football or the hiring. Oliver’s resume is legit. The 58-year-old’s been president of NFL Europe, athletic director for West Virginia and recently served as one of the top execs in the NCAA.
In his first-ever statement as commish, Luck says he’s going to “reimagine” the game of football as the boss of the XFL — which will kick off in 2020 — and give fans a “dynamic version” of the sport.
The XFL is slated to launch its first 10-week regular season in January of 2020. It’s the second incarnation of the league under WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. There’s a reported $100 million outlay by McMahon to start the XFL. The fact that the WWE is a finance-rich, publicly traded company with an experienced businessman like McMahon at the helm was attractive to Luck, according to sources.
Remember, the XFL is doing away with all the shtick it used to have … and is trying to be legit.
Tim Tebow, Dwayne Bowe and even Gronkowski have expressed interest in playing in it.
With a little Luck on board now … maybe they just might.
If you don’t remember, here is what the XFL used to be like…