Event Date: January 4th, 1988
Event Description: Wranglers Sign Ex-'Slinger
Eventually, Rick Neuheisel wants another shot at making an NFL roster.
For now though, he's happy being back in the USFL, but this time with the Arizona Wranglers.
The former UCLA quarterback signed a deal Thursday with the Wranglers, his first football gig since being cut by the Chargers after the NFL strike ended.
“I kept telling my agent, whatever gets us back into pro ball, that's what we're going to do,” Neuheisel said. “No other NFL or USFL teams approached me, and the Wranglers gave me a call. I worked out for them back in November, and they've been keeping in touch this whole time. Signing with the Chargers was a chance that I was willing to take. I really thought that I would stick with the team after the strike, but it didn't work out that way.””
With Doug Williams now back in the NFL, Neuheisel should move into the starting quarterback position. But he will have competition from veteran Glenn Carano, former Arizona State product Sandy Osiecki and second-year man Alfred Jenkins.
“Right now I'm just thinking about helping out Arizona any way possible," Neuheisel said.
more to come......