The Facts: Forced to choose between being an NFL backup or a starter in a fledgling league, Losman has taken playing time. Losman, 28, said Tuesday night he has signed with the Las Vegas entry of the start-up United Football League. He immediately becomes the league's marquee player, a former first round pick who was Buffalo's starting quarterback 33 times over the past four seasons.
Diehards Line:An unrestricted free agent, Losman had discussions with Denver and Carolina this offseason, but the Broncos signed Chris Simms instead, while the Panthers decided to stand pat. With Las Vegas, Losman will be arguably the face of a league. And in Vegas, he will be tutored by a veteran coach and coordinator in Jim Fassel, who once reinvigorated the careers of John Elway in Denver, Boomer Esiason in Arizona and Kerry Collins in New York.