Coming off a 12.5 sack season, Titans defensive end Jason Babin is likely to get a generous contract when free agency opens up in the NFL once again.
Well, that’s as long as he’s not playing in another football league at the time.
Babin says he’ll considering playing inthe CFL or UFL if a work stoppage drags on a while.
“I know those leagues would love to grow their awareness and if they got a certain amount of high-profile guys to join in, the money would go from the NFL pool to the CFL or UFL pool and maybe they could negotiate a TV deal,” Babin told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “Now that would scare the [stuffing] out of the NFL owners if they could pull something like that off, you know?”
“So the NFL owners are fighting two fights. They are fighting a lockout fight, and they could be fighting the rise of the other leagues. They make themselves vulnerable the longer this lockout goes on.’’
That sort of quote is music to the ears of those in the UFL. The other leagues won’t be able to pilfer a ton of top-level NFL talent, but an increasing amount of players could start to jump ship in the NFL starts to miss regular season games.
In the meantime, Babin plans to train in another sport entirely. He is starting to begin mixed martial arts training, and could participate in a MMA fight this offseason if all goes well.
Oh yeah, and he has a bear-hunting trip in Alaska scheduled in April.
Someone get this dude a reality show.