Two weeks after leading the Birmingham Stallions to a second straight USFL championship, quarterback Alex McGough has signed onto the 90-man roster for the Green Bay Packers after a Tuesday workout, the Packers announced on Wednesday.
The Stallions announced on social media that McGough has been released to sign with an NFL team.
A seventh-round selection of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2018 draft, McGough spent time on the practice squad of the Seahawks, as well as the practice squad and active roster of the Houston Texans, but has never played in an NFL regular season game.
After J'Mar Smith went down for the season with a broken finger in the opening game, McGough took over for Birmingham and proved an unstoppable force in the USFL.
McGough led the Stallions to an 8-2 record during the regular season, completing a league-high 67.4% of his passes for 2,104 yards, with 20 passing touchdowns and only five interceptions. He also rushed for 403 yards and five scores.
McGough finished with 307 total yards and four passing touchdowns in Birmingham's win over the Pittsburgh Maulers in the USFL Championship Game. In the postseason, he averaged 350 passing yards and threw for nine touchdowns, completing 69.6% of his passes.
Last year, the USFL had 60 players sign deals for training camp and 24 stick on the active roster or the practice squad for NFL teams.
Eric D. Williams is an NFL writer for FOX Sports. He has reported on the NFL for more than a decade, covering the Los Angeles Rams for Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Chargers for ESPN and the Seattle Seahawks for the Tacoma News Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @eric_d_williams.