XFL Week 1 Preview
Seattle Dragons @ DC Defenders (-7) 2:00pm EST ABC/ESPN3 Audi Field, Washington, DC
Seattle will have Brandon Silvers as the starting QB. Silvers had a successful college career with Troy University and hopes to continue his achievements with the Dragons. Silvers went undrafted in 2018 and hopes to make a name for himself in the XFL.
Key Players: Keenan Reynolds (WR), Steven Johnson (LB)
The DC Defenders assigned Cardale Jones as their starting QB. He is known for leading the Ohio State Buckeyes to their first Inauguration College Football Playoff National Championship. He is a mobile quarterback that can cause problems on the other side of the ball.
Key Players: Rashad Ross (WR), Tracy Sprinkle (DT)
Los Angeles Wildcats @ Houston Roughnecks (-5.5) 5:00p.m.EST FOX TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
LA named Josh Johnson as a starting QB. It was reported that Johnson is questionable for this week. However, should he not play, Charles Kanoff is his back up.
Houston named PJ Walker as their starting QB. The New Jersey native had a successful college career at Temple but spent two years with the NFL Colts organization in the practice squad.
Tampa Bay Vipers (-2.5) @ New York Guardians 2:00pm EST FOX MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ.
Tampa Bay Head Coach Marc Trestman is the most experienced coach in the league. He won three CFL Grey Cup championships and seeks to add one with the XFL. He named Aaron Murray as a starting QB.
Key Players: Jalen Tolliver (WR), Nick Truesdell (TE)
New York knows Head Coach Kevin Gilbride. He spent his time as a QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the New York Giants. He mentored Eli Manning as they won two Super Bowls. He will have to do the same with Matt McGloin as his starting QB.
Key Players: Ben Heeney (LB), Jarron Jones (LT)
St Louis Battlehawks @ Dallas Renegades (-10) 5:00pm EST ESPN Globe Life Park, Arlington, TX
St Louis will be led by QB Jordan Ta'amu. He had a terrific college career with the University of Mississippi finishing second in passing yards behind Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa in 2018.
Key Players: Kenny Robinson (S), Christine Micahel (RB)
The Renegades will have Phillip Nelson as their starting QB.
Key Players: Cameron Artis-Payne (RB), Derron Smith (S)