The NEW football league, Fan Controlled Football, recently made it’s debut on Twitch and the debut was better than most expect.
But one thing is for certain, when a new league is started the pay isn’t going to be the best. And if they want the league to workout for the long haul they need to be different.
That’s exactly what Fan Controlled Football has done thus far.
“Players in the Fan Controlled Football league make a weekly minimum of $400 to $750, plus room and board. That comes out to around $1,600 to $3,000 per month off of salary. Since this is a six-week league, that means players will earn around $2,400 to $4,500 for their salary throughout the season. This is obviously much less than some other startup football leagues. For example, the XFL had an average salary of $55,000, and players in the Alliance of American Football were projected to make around $70,000 in their first year,” via Sporting News.
Johnny Manziel is back to playing now and having a great time. It isn’t something that he has to stress about. The league is fun. Manziel is making $750 a week, but he’s also really helping the league’s viewership. Manziel still has the big name and he’s played in multiple leagues so far. The pay might not be the best, but it isn’t always about the money.
For some of the players it’s about the opportunity to play with more eyes on you. Or just an opportunity to have fun and play the game they’ve loved. And they’re making $400 to $750 a week doing it.