XFL suspends operations and doesn’t plan to return in 2021

Mark Wood Apr 11, 2020 3
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XFL suspends operations and doesn’t plan to return in 2021. It was laying off its employees. 

The XFL returned this year after two decades of inactivity and gave something to talk about while the NFL was in its offseason. Even several modifications that Roger Goodell’s league could take and learn from Vince McMahon’s were mentioned repeatedly.

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But in the middle of March, along with several leagues and sporting events in the United States, the XFL announced the hiatus. 

This is official XFL statements in which XFL suspends.

And later, the cancellation of its season due to the pandemic and announced that they would return with a better football offer in 2021.

However, this morning the XFL suspended its operations. He fired nearly all of his staff and no longer plans to return for next year, according to a report by Kevin Seifert and ESPN’s Field Yates.

ESPN also revealed that there are no plans for the league to return in 2021.

However, the league did not comment on a possible return in 2021 during CEO Jeffrey Pollack’s conference.

It was a former “prominent” member of the XFL who claimed that “it is over. He will not return.”

Credit: ABC Action News

According to ESPN information, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck, who was handed the keys to the league by McMahon to restructure with the mandate to innovate in the sport.

He did not speak during the message, and “it was not clear if he is still in the league,” as several executives continue in their positions, reporters say.

P.J. Walker

At the time of the season suspension, Houston Roughnecks was the only team to maintain an undefeated record (5-0).

The Texas squad led the West division with no apparent competition, mainly due to the performance of quarterback P.J. Walker, expected by several analysts to take the MVP trophy.

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Now, for his 1,338 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions in all five games, Walker was called by his former coach at Temple, Matt Rhule, to join Carolina Panthers, where the XFL student will remain as a replacement for Teddy Bridgewater in a division that is expected to be the most competitive for next season.

How much will XFL players make?

According to the Fox Business report, for the 10-week regular season, the average XFL player will earn approximately $55,000. But skilled and famous players could make up to $500,000.

How much do XFL quarterbacks make?

According to Yahoo Sports’ sources, the best quarterbacks will earn around $495,000.

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