Meet the 3 new XFL quarterbacks
The XFL has announced the assignment of an additional quarterback to three teams:
- Los Angeles Wildcats: Josh Johnson
- St. Louis BattleHawks: Taylor Heinicke
- Seattle Dragons: Chase Litton
“Our coaches and scouts are continuing to identify the very best talent available to the XFL and our teams, which elevates the level of competition,” XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck said. “We are excited to welcome these three talented quarterbacks to our league and look forward to mini-camp when our teams get on the field and competition begins.”
Selected in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, the 11-year pro veteran spent 2019 with the Detroit Lions and 2018 with the Washington Redskins, for whom he threw 590 yards and three touchdowns across three starts.
The University of San Diego alum was an FCS All-American and a Walter Payton Award finalist.
The graduate of Old Dominion finished his collegiate career in 2014, at that point ranking third in FBS history in total offense; fourth in FBS with 132 touchdown passes; and sixth in passing yards.
Heinicke spent time with the Minnesota Vikings (2015-2017), New England Patriots (2017), Houston Texans (2017) and Carolina Panthers (2018-2019).
The Florida native finished his college career at Marshall University ranked fifth in school history in career passing yards (8,332) and fourth in career passing touchdowns (72). Litton was the Thundering Herd’s second QB with at least a 60% completion rate in three consecutive seasons.
After finishing his junior season, he declared for the 2018 NFL Draft before earning a spot on the practice squad for the Kansas City Chiefs (2018) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2019).