Marquette King is back playing football.
Despite proving to be one of the most talented punters in the NFL when he was playing, Marquette King just could not get his foot back in the door of the league. His flamboyant style has turned many teams off and it seemed all was lost.
The All-Pro with the Raiders in 2016 will be kicking balls once again, but this time as a member of the XFL. On Tuesday, the 33-year-old announced his decision to join the XFL on Twitter. Saying, “Had to make sure I was in the right state of mind before I committed to this. I’m all IN!”
King attached an email from XFL president Russ Brandon, which reads:
Thank you for accepting your invitation to join the 2023 XFL Draft Player Pool. We are excited about the possibility of you joining our league for the 2023 season. We will be reaching out in the near future with the required next steps to complete your admission to the ‘Player Draft Pool.’
King had a brief stint with the Denver Broncos after he was cut but has been out of the NFL since 2018. Recently, the punter suggested that he was done trying to play for the NFL in what sounded like a retirement announcement. Luckily for him and his fans, he will be back on the field.
King was a member of the XFL previously in 2020 for St. Louis Battlehawks. He led the league in punting yards that year.