The XFL draft is going down later this week and it appears that we already know what the league is offering players in terms of salary.
According to various reports, the XFL is telling agents that the average player salary will be about $55k.
XFL players will make an average salary of $55,000 a year, the upstart league wrote in a memo distributed to player agents.
The memo states that players who are drafted and retained by XFL teams will become full-time employees as of December 4, 2019, and if they remain on a roster they will remain employed through May 31, 2020. Between the base salary, a bonus for being active on game days and a bonus for being on the winning team, the average player will make $55,000 a year.
Once the players salaries were revealed journalists, fans and former players ripped into the new league.
The XFL did have some people defending the league’s salaries.