The XFL announced on Thursday that former Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones has signed with the league. Jones becomes the first player to sign with the relaunching league, and worked out in the summer showcases. He also recently worked out with the Detroit Lions, according to Ian Rapoport, but they opted to go in a different direction.
“We’re excited to welcome Landry to the XFL as our first player and first quarterback,” XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said in a statement. “He’s an accomplished athlete with outstanding college credentials and pro experience, and his heart and desire to play football epitomizes the type of individual we want in the XFL.”
The XFL plans to sign seven more quarterbacks before the league’s draft in October. Jones, a seven-year veteran, is not assigned to a team just yet. Each head coach will pick their quarterback sometime before October draft from the eight signal callers signed by the league. The XFL begins play shortly after the Super Bowl concludes in 2020.
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