Former Washington Redskins QB Colt Brennan signed a contract to play for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League (UFL). Brennan set all sorts of records in college, including most TD passes in one season (58) at the University of Hawaii before being drafted by the Redskins in 2007. Brennan never got his break, was released, signed by the Oakland Raiders, but cut from their roster once again.
Brennan said in a story on the National Football Post, that he doesn't want to wait to see what happens in the ongoing NFL labor dispute. He'd rather sign a contract guaranteeing him income for the 2011 season and then once the UFL season is over in November, he might then have a chance to jump to the NFL.
The question that this example moves to the forefront is how many other players will lose confidence as well as patience in the NFL owners and players agreeing to settle their differences in time for these veteran free agents to have a real chance to make an impact on teams for that chance of being signed to a contract? The longer the impasse continues, the most names will surface that have signed with the fledgling football league, who may end up being the only "pro" league to play this fall.
That is, of course, if you do not count the Lingerie Football League!