Breaking news, as many know the XFL QB selection was taking place on today November 15. As many knew many teams were already allotted their first eight quarterbacks, per Mike Mitchell, with rumors surrounding others. Two staples of the USFL Luis Perez and Kyle Sloter both Top-5 QBs of the USFL, have jumped ship leaving the New Jersey Generals and New Orleans Breakers to join the Las Vegas Vipers and Arlington Renegades.
Perez is a nomad in the alt-football universe, playing the NFL, AAF, XFL 2.0, USFL and TSL. He’s a proven leader throughout alt-football and has been on the forefront of many of these leagues. Overall, he’s thrown 3632 yards, and 24 Touchdowns in his Alt-Football career, while being parts of several NFL camps. Perez joins the Jalan McClendon a quarterback who matches the skill set of the DeAndre Johnson his partner in crime with the New Jersey Generals a team that won nine regular season games under his leadership.
Sloter is also a nomad working out for the majority of NFL teams being signed by seven. Sloter joins his 9th team in his 3rd league, after throwing for 1799 yards and 9 touchdowns. Sloter was hampered by injuries with the Breakers and now has a chance to showcase his skills in the XFL 3.0. Sloter is always on NFL teams short-list especially this late in the season, and hopefully is able to stay healthy enough to show NFL teams that he is a true asset in the NFL as a Quarterback.
Sloter and Perez are two quarterbacks who made the jump to the XFL, with a couple more rumored to leave. Jordan Ta’amu and Bryan Scott are two other “defectors” that may also jump as Showboats/Bandits QB Brady White was introduced as the starting QB for the new Memphis franchise.
With the XFL supplemental draft set for January and the open pool set for November 17th, it looks that it’s possible the XFL poaches more USFL talent later this week and early next year. USFL teams have been signing players weekly to fill any void for the 2023 season.