So is this the league for the guys who can't make it in the CFL?
Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER said:
"We know that the XFL has a “tiered” salary structure with the top tier making $250,000 a year with possibly going up to $600,000 while the bottom tier will pay from $50,000 up to $70,000."
alkeiper said:$55,000 on average is somewhat accurate. Base salary, per game active (there's always someone active), and on average players pocket half the win bonus. So base salary + 10 active games + five wins = $55,000. The problem is that it will work out that more players aren't healthy will the whole season (or are cut/inactive) and the median salary will be quite lower.
Personally I think it's a hard sell that a competing football league has a salary structure where every single player would be crazy to pass up an offer to play in the NFL instead. A player has a great two games and an NFL team is interested in his services. Would said player want to stick around and risk injury for $30,000 when the NFL minimum is half a million? It makes the league a minor league. Minor league teams are interesting from a local fans' perspective, but will national fans give a damn?
geniusMoment said:XFL will enforce their contracts. No hopping to the NFL. My guess is this will decrease the talent level.
geniusMoment said:Does the CFL stop players from going to the NFL? I honestly don't even know. If they don't you're going to have some issues with players picking the CFL over the XFL.
KingPK said:I've seen a couple commercials during the playoffs. Nothing like the hype of the first XFL (which might not be a bad thing). The Soup is on FOX this year, right? I'm guessing there will be a bunch of ads around then.