Former Ohio State star quarterback Cardale Jones will get a second chance to show what he has after he was selected as eight quarterbacks assigned to XFL teams Tuesday in advance of the league’s inaugural draft.
The players are as follows: Landry Jones to the Dallas Renegades; Cardale Jones (pictured) to the DC Defenders; Phillip Walker to the Houston Roughnecks; Luis Perez to the L.A. Wildcats; Matt McGloin to the New York Guardians; Jordan Ta’amu to the St. Louis Battlehawks; Brandon Silvers to the Seattle Dragons; and Aaron Murray to the Tampa Bay Vipers.
What is unclear is how those particular quarterbacks were allocated to those particular teams while others like Zach Mettenberger, Joe Callahan, and Tyree Jackson are in the draft pool.
During a two-day draft this week, each XFL team will add 71 players from a list of hundreds of players who accepted invitations into the draft pool and passed background checks.
Players will be paid base salaries of $2,080 every two weeks, with a $1,685 bonus for being on the active roster for a game, and a $2,222 bonus for every team win.
Basically, a player that is active for all 10 games on a team that goes 5-5 would earn $55,000 for the year.