In the newly founded football league, the XFL, there is a surprising amount of talent considering the league’s salary average. Although some of these stars in the new league have already made their trip through the NFL, many of them are still deserving however, many are far overlooked.
Now we look at 5 XFL stars that are more than deserving of roster spots in the national football league.
5 | Will Hill | St. Louis BattleHawks
After spending only four seasons in the NFL from 2012-2015, safety Will Hill was out of the league due to constant problems and suspensions. After signing with the Hamilton Ti-Cats, Hill spent only 5 games with the team before being released after a suspension for contact with an official.
During Hill’s 4 year tenure in the national football league, he was responsible for 4 interceptions, 221 total tackles, and 167 solo tackles.
Despite Hill’s issues regarding attitude on and off the field, he’s without a doubt one of the most talented players in the XFL. Currently 3rd in the league in tackles among safeties (19), and 2nd in the league in interceptions (1), Hill has established himself as one of the best defensive backs in the league.
4 | Martez Carter | LA Wildcats
Martez Carter, former practice squad member of the Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints.
Although Carter never participated in an NFL game throughout his brief career, he’s put on quite a show in the XFL, to say the least.
Despite only playing in one game this season with the Wildcats, Carter had 11 carries for 34 yards with 2 touchdowns, as well as 3 receptions for 41 yards. Carter’s level of energy and ability to receive the ball out of the backfield definitely should have him an NFL roster spot sooner than later.
3 | Cameron Artis-Payne | Dallas Renegades
Former Carolina Panther from 2015-2018 has looked amazing this season with the Dallas Renegades in the XFL.
During Artis-Payne’s brief 4 year NFL career, he racked up a total 491 rushing yards on 4.2 yards per attempt, as well as 5 touchdowns. Despite spending 4 years with the Panthers, he found himself out of the league in 2019.
Since he’s signed with the Dallas Renegades, he is second amongst running backs in rushing yards (185) on 6.4 yards per attempt to go with 2 touchdowns.
2 | Cam Phillips | Houston Roughnecks
In 2018, wide receiver Cam Phillips played in two games for the Buffalo Bills. Given no real shot, Cam was out of the league before he could even get started.
In college, Phillips attended Virginia Tech where he would combine for 3,266 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns from scrimmage over his 4-year tenure.
This season, Phillips has dominated the XFL. In only 3 games Phillips has racked up 20 receptions for 324 yards (1st) and 7 touchdowns (1st). Along with quarterback PJ Walker, Phillips has led the Roughnecks to a 3-0 record thus far into the season.
1 | PJ Walker | Houston Roughnecks
Formerly cut from the Indianapolis Colts practice squad, PJ Walker has finally been given the chance to prove his worth.
PJ Walker attended Temple for 4 years in which he passed for 10,668 yards, 74 touchdowns, 44 interceptions, also managing to rush for 771 yards, and 9 touchdowns.
This season, PJ Walker is the clear cut leader in the XFL’s MVP race. He has also proven himself as one of the best dual threats we’ve ever seen in professional football. Walker has thrown for 748 yards, 10 touchdowns, and only 1 interception while rushing for 87 yards on 7.3 yards per attempt.