The 2019 NFL season ended with the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl last weekend but that doesn’t mean football is going away entirely. The XFL is back, baby, and the Week 1 action begins today.
There are around 26 former Philadelphia Eagles players playing in the XFL, including former 2017 fourth-round pick Donnel Pumphrey. Pump never managed to play an NFL snap but he’ll be making his XFL debut with the DC Defenders today.
Speaking of the Defenders, that’s the team a number of Eagles fans will apparently be rooting for:
Here’s a look at the entire Week 1 schedule.
SEATTLE DRAGONS at DC DEFENDERS
Start time: 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, Feb. 8
Odds: Defenders are 8.5 point favorites
Former Eagles on Seattle: S Godwin Igwebuike
Former Eagles on DC: RB Donnel Pumphrey, WR DeAndre Thompkins, C Jon Toth, OT Malcolm Bunche, DT Elijah Qualls
LOS ANGELES WILDCATS at HOUSTON ROUGHNECKS
Start time: 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, Feb. 8
Odds: Roughnecks are 6.5 point favorites
Former Eagles on Los Angeles: S Jerome Couplin, LB Quentin Gause
Former Eagles on Houston: S Trae Elston, CB Ajene Harris, RB De’Angelo Henderson, OT Toby Weathersby, DT Gabe Wright
TAMPA BAY VIPERS at NEW YORK GUARDIANS
Start time: 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 9
Odds: Vipers are 3.5 point favorites
Former Eagles on Tampa Bay: QB Aaron Murray, WR Seantavius Jones
Former Eagles on New York: QB Luis Perez, QB Matt McGloin, LB Ryan Mueller
ST. LOUIS BATTLEHAWKS at DALLAS RENEGADES
Start time: 5:00 PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 9
Odds: Renegades are 9 point favorites
Former Eagles on St. Louis: WR Carlton Agudosi, RB Matt Jones, DB Harold Jones-Quartey, DB Jay Liggins
Former Eagles on Dallas: WR Freddie Martino, CB Josh Hawkins, LB Asantay Brown, DE Winston Craig
Note: This is an open thread. Discuss all the Week 1 XFL action here.