Pro Football Talk also reports the $55,000 salary is a combination of “the base salary, a bonus for being active on game days and a bonus for being on the winning team.”
The Action Network’s Darren Rovell reported Friday that guaranteed pay on a standard contract will be $1,040 a week, which equates to $54,080 per year. He also said maximum weekly salaries will be $4,947, which totals $257,244.
The XFL will hold its first draft Tuesday and Wednesday. The list of players in the draft pool was revealed this week. The draft will consist of five phases: skill players, offensive line, defensive front seven, defensive backs and an open draft (any remaining player from any group). Each of the league’s eight teams will assemble 71-man rosters prior to training camp. Each team will be assigned a QB before the draft. The DC Defenders have the first pick of the skill player draft phase.
The XFL begins play the weekend of Feb. 8 and 9. Games will be televised on ABC, FOX, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, ESPN and ESPN2. The XFL Championship will take place Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. on ESPN.