The Seattle Seahawks’ season may be over, but that doesn’t mean we are through with professional gridiron football in the Emerald City.
February 8th marks the launch of XFL 2.0, as Vince McMahon looks to right the wrongs of the massive failure that was the original XFL back in 2001. Will the football be bad? Probably! Will it be fun? Hopefully! Maybe these new rules will help.
Unlike the ill-fated Alliance of American Football, we do have local rooting interest for however long this league lasts. Enter the Seattle Dragons!
Former Seahawks legend Jim Zorn is the head coach and general manager, while there are a few familiar ex-Seahawks who populate the roster. Here are some names you might remember:
QB B.J. Daniels - Spent three seasons with the Seahawks as a backup QB and then eventually a wide receiver, recording two catches for 18 yards.
WR Keenan Reynolds - Played a handful of regular season snaps in 2018 but was largely on the practice squad and preseason rosters before he was waived in 2019.
WR Kasen Williams - The John Ursua of his era, except he didn’t make the 2016 team, much to the dismay of Seahawks fans.
T Isaiah Battle - Traded to the Seahawks by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. I don’t think he ever played a down for Seattle in the regular season and he was waived in 2018.
DL Tani Tupou - A local kid out of University of Washington, Tupou was a fullback/defensive tackle signing out of rookie minicamp. He played in the 2016 season opener and was waived two days later, never to appear with the Seahawks again.
While not a former Seahawk, Germain Ifedi’s brother Martin Ifedi is a defensive end on the Dragons.
A quick scan of other Seahawks of yesteryear on XFL squads includes RB Christine Michael on the St. Louis Battlehawks, WR Jazz Ferguson on the Dallas Renegades, T Terry Poole of the Houston Roughnecks, and the legendary WR Tanner McEvoy on the Tampa Bay Vipers.
The Dragons take on the DC Defenders in the inaugural game on Saturday, February 8th at 2 PM ET on ABC. Seattle’s home games will be played at CenturyLink Field.
Are you going to give the XFL 2.0 a shot?
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Yes, Go Dragons!
No, but Go Dragons anyway!