Top Tier XFL Quarterbacks to make 495,000 per season according to Yahoo Sports

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Top Tier XFL Quarterbacks to make 495,000 per season according to Yahoo Sports

Post by LeoNY » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:35 pm

https://sports.yahoo.com/xfl-quarterbac ... 42705.html

This is an article from Yahoo Sports. At this point, who knows what is accurate and what isn’t. If this is true. It does keep the XFL in the running for quarterbacks later in the process. Either in late November or in January when players come off the practice squads and have to decide on signing a futures contract.
Quarterbacks will earn 10 times more

The memo sent to agents details pay for all players except top quarterbacks. In an effort to promote parity, each of the eight teams will be assigned its starting quarterback.

A source told Yahoo Sports that those players will earn more than the NFL rookie minimum - this year, that amount is $495,000.

Top quarterbacks in the NFL do earn more than other players, but is a quarterback 10 times more valuable to a team than any other player?

This is likely a way for the XFL to try to lure better-caliber quarterbacks to the league - former Pittsburgh Steelers backup Landry Jones was the first player to sign up.

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Re: Top Tier XFL Quarterbacks to make 495,000 per season according to Yahoo Sports

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:39 am

So tier 1 is still a thing.

That's basically what the CFL has. Most make about $100K per year, but you can have a starter for up to $750K. Heck, look at the pay for starting QB's in the NFL, and it's up to 20x what the lower end of the roster makes. It only makes sense.

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Post by MikeMitchell » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:13 pm

Agents are getting baseline information for the “standard” XFL contract. The agents for the quarterbacks that were talked to, are getting entirely different information from the info that has been revealed online.

I am not sure about the 495k figure. It wouldn’t shock me. I can tell you this as an idea of the market place. The Jets are looking for a veteran backup for Sam Darnold after Trevor Siemian went down and Luke Falk’s struggles. According to reports today from ESPN’s Rich Cimini. Brock Osweiler has been talked to as an option but he is looking for more than the NFL veteran minimum. If that info is accurate. 495k from the XFL will not get it done for him specifically. The 495 however could be a big draw after the NFL season ends. Any quarterbacks that are on practice squads are then potentially signed to futures contracts. Which pay much less. Decision time for some players.

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Re: Top Tier XFL Quarterbacks to make 495,000 per season according to Yahoo Sports

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Any quarterbacks that are on practice squads are then potentially signed to futures contracts. Which pay much less. Decision time for some players.
And by much less, that means nothing until the start of the league fiscal year in March... and the offseason per diem probably isn't much more than that. As opposed to $1,040 a week even if they're relegated to Team 9.

If I'm on a practice squad, I'm seriously looking at skipping the futures deal and making a few thousand in that two-month gap. Because why not? I know in Houston's case, June Jones doesn't even run contact practices, and if the rest of the league follows a similar model, it's going to be a relatively safe way to stay sharp during the offseason.

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Post by GDAWG » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:20 pm

After the way he played tonight Devlin Hodges will likely be in the NFL for the foreseeable future.

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Post by MikeMitchell » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:02 am

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Any quarterbacks that are on practice squads are then potentially signed to futures contracts. Which pay much less. Decision time for some players.
And by much less, that means nothing until the start of the league fiscal year in March... and the offseason per diem probably isn't much more than that. As opposed to $1,040 a week even if they're relegated to Team 9.

If I'm on a practice squad, I'm seriously looking at skipping the futures deal and making a few thousand in that two-month gap. Because why not? I know in Houston's case, June Jones doesn't even run contact practices, and if the rest of the league follows a similar model, it's going to be a relatively safe way to stay sharp during the offseason.
Excellent response Johnny, and all true. Oliver Luck basically painted this picture out on his interview with XFL Show Thursday. The XFL is going to target the practice squad players who then convert over to futures contracts at the end of the NFL season. That’s contingent on a team giving you a futures deal. So decision time for the players who end the season on the practice squad. Let’s pretend that Chad Kelly or a Quarterback like him spends the entire year on the practice squad. He can sign the futures contract offered by Indy and study the playbook in the offseason. Get to March and then get paid less. Then bank on playing during the preseason and impressing enough to get on the active roster. Another year in Frank Reich’s system is not a bad thing. One of the planets best football coaches.

However..... Kelly is behind Brissett and Hoyer in the pecking order. The assumption and gamble is that maybe the Colts don’t go quarterback in free agency or in the draft. You are also gambling that Andrew Luck doesn’t come back next season. Not saying that it will happen but the Colts still have his rights. You are still #3 in the pecking order regardless if no QB gets signed or drafted. The odds are that Kelly is in the same position next season. On the practice squad bubble. The upside for Chad is that injuries can happen and a path can be created for him at some point if things break right and he stays out of trouble and impresses on the field.

Let’s look at the XFL option. Sign for 495k in January. Play for June Jones in Houston. Jones coached Chad’s uncle Jim in Houston as well. Get on the field, start games and showcase your ability on ABC, Fox and ESPN every single week until late April. Then if all goes right. Go back to Indy or choose another NFL team based on the interest level which has increased for you. Especially if you play at a star level.

The downside. Getting injured during the XFL season. Which prevents you from being ready for an NFL camp. The other downside. You play poorly and are exposed as not being ready to be a starting pro quarterback. There is a lot to weigh. The pros and cons. I am taking the XFL option. You don’t move forward by staying in neutral. The only way Chad Kelly gets better is if he actually starts and plays on the field. The same goes for Cardale Jones or Paxton Lynch if he ends up back on the Steelers practice squad when Rudolph is cleared for play.

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Re: Top Tier XFL Quarterbacks to make 495,000 per season according to Yahoo Sports

Post by Firecop » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Couldn't agree more Mike, well stated. Playing it safe usually leads to mediocre at best. If you believe in yourself and your ability then you need to showcase it on the biggest stage of all. Sometimes you have to work your way up to Broadway.
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