USFL 2022 Championship Winner Predictions, Odds, Picks
- The 2022 USFL regular season kicks off on April 16 in Birmingham, Alabama
- The Championship Game will be played on July 3 in Canton, Ohio
- The winner of the Northern Division will face the winner of the Southern Division
USFL 2022 Championship Winner Odds
Odds taken from BetMGM. Click on the links below to head to the sportsbook and place your bet.
|USFL Team to Win 2022 Championship||Odds|
|Michigan Panthers||+425 |
|New Orleans Breakers||+500 |
|Tampa Bay Bandits||+550 |
|Philadelphia Stars||+600 |
|Pittsburgh Maulers||+600 |
|New Jersey Generals||+650 |
|Birmingham Stallions||+700 |
|Houston Gamblers||+800 |
USFL 2022 Championship Winner Pick
Our Pick: Michigan Panthers (+400)
It makes sense that a former NFL head coach will be the first to hoist a USFL Championship trophy over his head so take Jeff Fisher and the Michigan Panthers (+400) to win it all.
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Spring football will be a reality again starting on April 16, 2022, in Birmingham, Alabama when the USFL officially kicks off its latest version of that league with eight teams divided into two divisions competing for ten weeks to qualify for the postseason.
The USFL playoffs will begin on June 25 with the Divisional showdown played in Canton, Ohio at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, and the winners of that will face each other on July 3 at that same venue to decide on the league’s first modern champion.
Of course, the odds makers have chimed in on this far too early to tell the matchup and have already predicted their favorites to win as well as the underdogs, so check out our coverage of this USFL Championship game and make an early bet to start the spring season.
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USFL 2022 Championship Winner Prediction
Can the Michigan Panthers Repeat as USFL Champions?
Not only do the Michigan Panthers have a former NFL Super Bowl XX winning player and Maxwell Club NFL Coach of the Year (2008) leading them in Jeff Fisher, but they also have another advantage in the sense that they have been there, done that before.
In the USFL’s first incarnation back in the eighties, the Michigan Panthers earned the USFL’s first championship by defeating the Atlantic Division champion Philadelphia Stars by a close score of 24–22, making them the odds on favorite to repeat that accomplishment in 2022.
This version of the Panthers features Shea Patterson under center, a strong-armed quarterback who played for the Michigan Wolverines from 2018-2019 and who went undrafted in 2020 but was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and eventually waived.
Can the Longshot New Jersey Generals Shock the USFL World?
At one point in the history of the New Jersey Generals, former U.S. President Donald Trump purchased the team from J. Walter Duncan in 1983 and had playmaker Herschel Walker running out of their backfield, though now the owners (J. Walter Duncan/Chuck Fairbanks) and roster have changed.
Now the Generals have drafted RB Mike Weber for their rushing attack, a 24-year old dual-threat back who has spent time in the NFL with the Cowboys, Chiefs, Packers, and Giants, now part of a USFL franchise led by veteran head coach Mike Riley.
Right now, the oddsmakers have the Generals as the +700 underdogs to win it all, but with the league being so new there is no telling which team will eventually rise to the top, and for New Jersey to have a winning football team would make a lot of fans happy and follow this newly resurrected league.
Key Northern Division Player: Pittsburgh Maulers QB Kyle Lauletta
If the name Kyle Lauletta sounds familiar to you, it could be because he has played backup QB in the NFL since 2018 when the New York Giants selected him in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, the same year he was charged with eluding police and eventually found guilty of failure to obey a highway sign.
After some brief stints under center with the Eagles, Falcons, Browns (twice), and the Jaguars, Lauletta has finally found a home in Pittsburgh with the Maulers in the USFL, a league where he can hopefully show the football world what he is capable doing on the professional level.
Lauletta’s Maulers receiving corps includes Jeffrey Thomas, Bailey Gaither, Branden Mack, Delvon Hardaway, and Tre Walker as well as tight end Matt Seybert if his hands are soft enough, the perfect chance for Lauletta to redeem himself and prove he is worthy of being a pro.
Key Southern Division Player: New Orleans Breakers DE Davin Bellamy
For the New Orleans Breakers and all the USFL teams, an intense pass rush will be the key to many victories, and that is where DE Davin Bellamy comes in, a 27-year old quarterback hunter with several years of pro camp experience to draw from.
Bellamy’s football resume runs deep, from playing on the Texans during the 2018 and 2019 seasons to hopping around from the Bengals to the Titans and then the 49ers, the Chargers, and finally now the Breakers.
At almost 6’ 4” and 255 pounds, Bellamy has the size to make a difference during the pass rush, his four years at Georgia from 2014-17 yielding 13 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 5 passes defended, and 135 total tackles with 24 of those for a loss.
How to Watch USFL
|What||USFL – United States Football League|
|Where||Protective Stadium / Legion Field in Birmingham, AL|
|When||Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, July 3, 2022|
|How to watch||FOX, NBC, Peacock, USA, FS1|
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]