It wasn’t too long ago that we saw Trent Richardson attend the XFL Summer Showcase in St. Louis. It seems that the XFL isn’t the only league that has interest in the former AAF star. In an interview with the Pensacola News Journal’s Eric J. Wallace on Tuesday, Richardson revealed that he has received interest from both the NFL and the XFL after the AAF folded earlier this year:
“I’ve gotten a few phone calls, but you never know about the NFL. Hopefully I put enough out there to show I can still move and play. I’m doing this for myself and my kids.
“A lot of people have been calling me. The XFL has been calling me. The NFL has been calling me…. The opportunity is there and if the NFL doesn’t come through, then definitely (I’d pursue XFL).”
Richardson finished his time in the AAF’s short existence as arguably the most productive player with the most rushes per game, and had a league best 12 total touchdowns. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen a former AAF player/Summer Showcase attendee receive interest from the NFL. We reported earlier that former Birmingham Iron QB, Luis Perez has also had interest from the Carolina Panthers.