Similar to this time last year, you won’t have to wait long for football to start once again following the end of this year’s Super Bowl in Miami.
Just six days later, the XFL will begin their season on Saturday February 8th with two games being played before two more finish the opening weekend on Sunday.
Like I did for the Alliance of American Football, I traversed each team’s roster and noted all the former Chargers on each team in order to possibly give you a better idea of who to root for, if you decide to do so at all.
Six of the eight teams have at least one former Bolt on their initial 52-man roster with a few likely to play massive roles for their team. For starters, you’ve probably seen that former LA quarterback Cardale Jones has already been named the starter for the DC Guardians. Former wide receiver Nelson Spruce, who was recently tearing it up with the San Diego Fleet of the AAF, is now with the Los Angeles WIldcats.
The team with the most former Bolts? That goes to the New York Guardians who have four total. To see who else made it past the XFL’s initial cuts, check out the list below and bask in the nostalgia with some of these guys.
- QB Cardale Jones
everything in the dark comes to light pic.twitter.com/gjcYwWRpPi— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) January 28, 2020
- WR Malachi Dupre
- RB Andre Williams
Fully suited, full stride, that's dangerous.— Andre Williams (@drewill44) January 16, 2020
Los Angeles Wildcats
- K Nick Novak
- WR Nelson Spruce
- CB Arrion Springs
- WR Jordan Smallwood
New York Guardians
- WR Justice Liggins
- S AJ Hendy
- LB D’Juan Hines
Another stop for the defense #OnDuty pic.twitter.com/c9i3Q727da— New York Guardians (@XFLGuardians) January 21, 2020
- OT Brant Weiss
St. Louis Battlehawks
- S Dexter McCoil
- TE Cole Hunt
#XFLPhoto: BattleHawks TE Cole Hunt (82) celebrates after a touchdown during a scrimmage in Houston. #XFL #ForTheLoveOfFootball #XFL2020 pic.twitter.com/fXohvfSwy6— XFLBoard.com (@xflboard) January 26, 2020
- RB Kenneth Farrow
- CB Channing Stribling
- TE Ben Johnson
TE Ben Johnson was selected by the Seattle Dragons in the inaugural XFL Draft@XFLDragons— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) October 17, 2019
He posted a very poor #RAS with poor size, very poor speed, okay explosiveness, okay agility at the TE position. pic.twitter.com/iOoXDF7XZS