United Football League Season Preview: Rankings and Season Projections

By: Omar Saulters Edited: 2/9/2025

The United Football League (UFL) is set to kick off its 2024 season with heightened anticipation and excitement. As teams finalize their rosters, projections, and expectations are shaping up for an intriguing campaign.

In this evaluation, we’ll delve into the projections for the upcoming UFL season, crafted based on the offseason moves made through the draft and free agency. As teams finalized their rosters, significant acquisitions have set the stage for what promises to be an exhilarating campaign. Let’s analyze how these offseason maneuvers could shape the fortunes of each UFL franchise.

Let’s take a closer look at the rankings and season projections for each team:

1. Birmingham Stallions
Projections: With a legacy of success and a roster boasting talent and experience, the Stallions are poised to continue their dominance. Led by quarterback J’Mar Smith and a formidable receiving corps, they are favored to clinch the top spot with a projected record of 8-2.

Top Players:

  1. Victor Bolden, WR
  2. Jace Sternberger, TE
  3. Adrian Martinez, QB
  4. Chris Orr, ILB
  5. Kyahva Tezino, ILB

2. D.C. Defenders
Projections: Despite facing challenges, the Defenders possess the resilience to remain competitive. With Abram Smith leading the ground game and a solid defensive lineup, they aim to secure a playoff berth with a projected record of 7-3. With recent addition of All-XFL Jordan Ta’amu the DC Defenders become the team to beat in the XFL conference.

Top Players:

  1. Jordan Ta’amu, QB
  2. Abram Smith, RB
  3. Liam Fornadel, OG
  4. Davin Bellamy, DE
  5. Michael Joseph, DE

3. Arlington Renegades
Projections: Under the guidance of head coach Bob Stoops, the Renegades are determined to build on their previous success. With quarterback Luis Perez leading the charge, they are expected to make a strong playoff push, projected to finish with a record of 6-4.

Top Players:

  1. Luis Perez, QB
  2. Donald Payne, LB
  3. Deontay Burnett, WR
  4. Colin Schooler, LB
  5. Vic Beasley, LB

4. Houston Roughnecks
Projections: With a potent offensive lineup and a stout defense, the Roughnecks are contenders for a deep playoff run. Led by dynamic running back Mark Thompson, they are expected to finish the season with a record of 6-4.

Top Players:

  1. Mark Thompson, RB
  2. Toby Johnson, DT
  3. Chris Odom, DT
  4. Rueben Foster, LB
  5. Isiah Hennie, WR

5. St. Louis Battlehawks
Projections: With a solid fan base and a competitive spirit, the Battlehawks aim to make their presence felt in the league. Despite facing some challenges, they are expected to finish with a record of 5-5, led by linebacker Pita Taumoepenu and wide receiver Hakeem Butler.

Top Players:

  1. Pita Taumoepenu, LB
  2. Hakeem Butler, WR
  3. Jahcour Pearson, WR
  4. Steven Gonzalez, OG
  5. Mike Rose, LB

6. Memphis Showboats
Projections: The Showboats are rising With notable additions bolstering their roster. Led by quarterback Case Cookus and linebacker Dylan Moses, they are poised to challenge for a playoff spot, projected to finish with a record of 4-6.

Top Players:

  1. Case Cookus, QB
  2. Derrick Dillon, WR
  3. Dylan Moses, LB
  4. Darius Vito, RB
  5. Jonathon Adams, WR

7. Michigan Panthers
Projections: The Panthers, under the guidance of coach Mike Nolan, are determined to bounce back from a challenging season. With a blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talents, they aim to finish with a record of 4-6, led by defensive end Breeland Speaks.

Top Players:

  1. Breeland Speaks, DE
  2. EJ Perry, QB
  3. Devin Gray, WR
  4. Shalom Luani, S
  5. DaShaun White, LB

8. San Antonio Brahmas
Projections: The Brahmas, under the leadership of Wade Phillips, are on a quest for improvement. With quarterback Jack Coan at the helm and a solid supporting cast, they aim to finish the season with a record of 3-7, led by safety Bubba Bolden and offensive lineman Alex Mollette.

Top Players:

  1. Cody Latimer, TE
  2. Alex Mollette, C
  3. Drew Beesley, DE
  4. Teez Tabor, DB
  5. Quinten Dormady, QB

As the UFL season unfolds, fans can expect intense competition and thrilling matchups as these teams vie for supremacy on the gridiron.

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