XFL Projects $55K Salary For Players

Outside of the NFL, professional football doesn’t necessarily equal millions. In the XFL, players will earn about $55K per year, on average, as Mike Garafolo of NFL.com tweets

In a memo to agents of prospective players, the XFL disclosed that players will be paid $2,080, bi-weekly. There will also be game checks during the season of $1,685 and win bonuses of $2,222. Including in-season bonuses, the league projects an average salary of $55K for each player.

The players who join Vince McMahon‘s league will be considered full-time employees. After the XFL championship game on April 25, they’ll be free to sign NFL contracts, giving them an opportunity join rosters before the 2020 draft.


The XFL’s own draft is slated to will take place on Tuesday Oct. 15 and Wednesday Oct. 16 with roughly 1,000 players up for grabs.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      I don’t think so. The teams are not going to meet at the league HQ to conduct the draft but use video conferencing instead. That would make streaming the draft awkward (assuming FOX or ABC had an interest). The league intends to use social media sites to provide updates though.

  1. 58camsnightmares

    Will the XFL be about sports and not, you know, PC SJW cultural marxism nonsense?

  2. joparx

    I feel like this league sounds like a smarter setup than that last spring league that folded 9 hours after it started, I wonder if it’ll work as nfl minor league which is what it sounds like the aim is

    • crosseyedlemon

      The NFL already has two minor league teams playing at the Meadowlands so they probably don’t need the XFL providing a third.

      • JJB0811

        Add Cleveland, DC, AZ, Maimi, Jacksonville & TB also come to mind as minor league teams.

    • bitteroldman

      That’s what they should do, market as a feeder league and an alternative to playing college ball.

      I’d purely love to see the NCAA have competition for talent; the current system rewards everyone but the players themselves.

      • crosseyedlemon

        I tend to agree with Fortune who had to remind Rudy that the reward was a top quality education at a major university.

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