SAN DIEGO (AP) — Agent Don Yee and three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey will head Pacific Pro Football, which will provide an alternative path to the NFL that has never existed.

Pacific Pro Football announced Monday that it is scheduled to begin play in July 2020 with four teams in Southern California. It will allow players to play professionally directly out of high school, with the average salary and benefits totaling $50,000 for a two-month season.

Pacific Pro Football founder Yee, who represents Tom Brady and other stars, says there's a growing divergence between the college and pro game and that some college players aren't necessarily being trained for the NFL-style game.

He says he anticipates that most of its players in the first year will have already played some college football.

McCaffrey will be commissioner and former NFL Network vice president Jamie Hemann will be CEO.

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