XFL Draft Results, Coaches, & Quarterbacks by Team
Vince McMahon is determined to make the XFL a success in its second run. McMahon has invested a lot of his own resources into it this go around. He hired Oliver Luck to be the commissioner. He has also brought in real football experts. The XFL has announced the first wave of QBs assigned to teams. The rest of the players were drafted this evening.
Full Draft Results
Let’s take a look at the rosters, coaches, and QB’s of every team.
Coach: Bob Stoops – Stoops is probably the most touted of any coach on the list. He brings a number of accolades to the table. Stoops is one of the few coaches to win the BCS National Championship. With innovative offensives that can score, look for the Renegades to have a lot of success on the offensive side of the ball.
Landry Jones: Spent six seasons as Steelers backup and was cut when they selected Mason Rudolph in the 3rd Round of the 2018 draft will get to play for coach Bob Stoops again.
Coach: Pep Hamilton – Probably the least recognizable name on the list. Hamilton is no stranger to coaching, having success at both levels as an offensive coordinator at Stanford and the Colts with Andrew Luck.
QB: Cardale Jones: He went undefeated in college at Ohio State (11-0) and led the Buckeyes to a National Championship. He was drafted by the Bills and later traded to the Chargers. He was recently cut. He will get a chance to play for Andrew Luck’s former main man.
Coach: June Jones- Jones a guy with actual NFL head coaching experience. He served as the Falcons Head man from 1995-1997 and had decent success. Since then Jones has spent time on the sidelines in College for likes of Hawaii and SMU. He also served as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach.
QB: Phillip Walker: Played college ball at Temple. He went on to back up Andrew Luck for three seasons with the Colts. He would have probably been better paired with Hamilton in DC but will get to work under Jones in Houston.
Coach: Winston Moss– Moss is probably not going to ring a bell for the average fan but he was the longtime assistant head coach in Green Bay. He famously outed Aaron Rodgers and the Packers organization stating “The Packers will never be great until they hold #12 accountable.” It was gutsy to say after termination but when you’re as respected in the league as Moss is you can say that I guess.
QB: Luis Perez: Perez, in my opinion, was the second-best QB in the Alliance (AAF). He played for the Iron. Perez was signed by the Eagles but later cut.
New York Guardians
Coach: Kevin Gilbride- The offensive mind behind the Giants two Super Bowl wins could never land a head coaching gig in the NFL. However, this is a good hire for New York. New York faithful will remember Gilbride and everything he has done for the state of New York; this should be an exciting offense to watch.
QB: Matt McGloin: McGloin was Bill O’ Brien’s first QB at Penn State. His character is very high. He flourished under Billy O and then served as a spot starter for the Raiders for three seasons.
St. Louis Battlehawks
Coach: Jonathan Hayes– Now this is a name I didn’t even recognize. I had to do some digging but Hayes is a former longtime member of Marvin Lewis’s staff, serving mainly as the tight ends coach and helping out with special teams. Hayes is the least accomplished of the coaches but this is a good way to get people talking when you win some games.
QB: Jordan Ta’amu: Not going to lie, I don’t know much about Ta’amu other than he played at Ole Miss. He went undrafted this past year and didn’t get many looks in training camp. I expect the Battlehawks will draft another QB because their assigned guy isn’t going to catch anyone’s attention.
Coach: Jim Zorn- Zorn been away from the sidelines for eight years now. Zorn the former Redskins head coach during the Jason Campbell era. The league was definitely too much for Zorn in Washington. Zorn will do just fine here in the XFL. He is a great coordinator and those skills should translate.
QB:Brandon Silvers: Started for the Alliance (AAF) and the Salt Lake team. They weren’t playing well at the time the league ended but the fact that he won the starting gig for the short time in the league makes me believe he has some talent. The Jets hosted him in camp this summer.
Tampa Bay Vipers
Coach: Marc Trestman- With a coaching career spanning over 30 years at every level possible, Trestman is a major wild card here. Trestman crossed over to the XFL after leaving his post in Canada where he’s won two Grey Cups. Trestman is a great offensive mind. It will be fun to see if his offense will translate to the XFL. This was a good move by Luck.
QB :Aaron Murray: Also another NFL guy drafted by the Chiefs in the 5th Round and was never able to develop, Murray had a brief run as the starter for the Atlanta franchise in the Alliance (AAF) but they were the worst team in the league at the time it ended so there’s that.