In XFL, “exceptional” players can earn more than $200,000 per season

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The Alliance of American Football will be using base deals worth $250,000 over three years. While it’s not known what the standard rate in the XFL will be, Vince McMahon’s league is suggesting a more significant upside, relatively speaking.

In an email sent to various NFL agents introducing the XFL, Commissioner Oliver Luck writes that “[e]xceptional players can earn more than $200,000 per season.” Luck adds that the length of the contract “may vary from player to player.”

The XFL also will give players an opportunity to sign with NFL teams “upon completion of the XFL season,” and Luck says that the league will be signing “select” players in the coming months.

The XFL also plans to announce the eight cities in which the resurrected league will locate teams later this year.

The AAF will have a one-year head start, launching play in 2019. The XFL returns in 2020. Both leagues will have eight teams, playing 10-game seasons with four teams making it to the playoffs.

11 responses to “In XFL, “exceptional” players can earn more than $200,000 per season

  1. The new XFL will never play a game. They’re miles behind the AAF and once that league launches one of the following will occur: AAF does really well, grabbing all the attention and momentum, making it extremely difficult to launch the exact same idea OR AAF doesn’t do well at all, making it foolish to try the exact same idea.

  2. An attempt by Vinnie to get players to hold out for a year and wait for the XFL. And it will fail.

  3. This is nothing but a con. But that’s what is currently selling in America. There are people buying hook line and sinker. If they like you that means you are telling the truth. If they don’t like you, you are either fake or wrong.

    That’s not how it works folks.

  4. So after taxes these guys are going to make about $150K? Maybe $175 if these games are mostly played in states with no income tax. Not worth it. These leagues won’t make it to year 3.

  5. There will be a hoard of new talent available soon. Forget Tebow and Kapy, we’ll get to see RG3 play again in a league where his style of play will mix well.

  6. BuckyBadger says:
    August 24, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    So after taxes these guys are going to make about $150K? Maybe $175 if these games are mostly played in states with no income tax. Not worth it. These leagues won’t make it to year 3.
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    That’s $150k more per year than league minimum guys who get cut from the NFL in the preseason.

  7. So it’s going to be full of 4th or 5th string QBs that are only in the NFL during the preseason to give the starter and his backups a break?

    I think MAC games will have better athletes.

  8. genericcommenter says:
    August 24, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    BuckyBadger says:
    August 24, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    So after taxes these guys are going to make about $150K? Maybe $175 if these games are mostly played in states with no income tax. Not worth it. These leagues won’t make it to year 3.
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    That’s $150k more per year than league minimum guys who get cut from the NFL in the preseason.
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    NFL League minimum is $400k
    XFL “exceptional player” gets $200k

    Even practice squad guys get about $5k per week in the NFL ($80k per season)

    Only the guys who have no shot in the NFL or re-treads and has-beens will be rostered by XFL teams.

    People say “Alabama could beat the Cleveland Browns”. Maybe the XFL All-Stars can challenge Alabama as a publicity stunt.

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