Chicago Blitz Team History
The Chicago Blitz was a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s.
1983 – 1984 United States Football League
Blitz – Blitz the QB, a strategy used by a defensive unit in which they will have a player other than a member of the defensive line attempt to pressure the quarterback.
1983 – 1984 Chicago Blitz
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
This resulted in one of the most unusual transactions in sports history. Diethrich sold the Blitz to fellow surgeon James Hoffman, then bought the Wranglers from Joseph. Hoffman and Diethrich then engineered a swap of assets in which George Allen, the Blitz coaching staff and most of the Blitz players moved to Phoenix while most of the Wranglers roster moved to Chicago.
USFL Championship 0
1983 – 1984 Soldier Field
1984 Dr. James Hoffman and United States Football League
1983 Dr. Ted Diethrich
1984 Marv Levy (5 wins – 13 losses)
1983 George Allen (12 wins – 7 losses)
1983 Divisional Championship Game (vs Philadelphia Stars 38 – 44 OT)
Averaged 18,133 in 1983 and 7,455 in 1984 fans (65,720 seat stadium)
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