The XFL 2.0 kicks off this weekend. For any Minnesota Vikings fans still craving a football fix, it would make sense to root for the Dallas Renegades.
The XFL is back. They seemed to have learned from the failure of their first attempt and are doing things differently this time around.
They now have Oliver Luck as the commissioner of the league and they have brought in reputable coaches, players, and some exciting new rules. The XFL also now has eight new teams in new cities, each with their own shiny new logo and uniforms.
Hopefully, the product on the field is better than what it put out the first time they attempted to start a new football league back in 2001. Assuming the game actually is better, then any Minnesota Vikings fans who are still hankering to watch some football on the weekends should follow the Dallas Renegades.
The Renegades have six former Vikings players on their current roster. Some of these players were only with Minnesota for a short time, while others had longer stints with the Purple. Most of these former players spent most of their time with the Vikings in the preseason, but a few actually made the active roster.
Still, it should be fun to watch these guys play professional football again and see if any of them can develop and work their way back onto an NFL roster.
So let’s check out who the six former Minnesota players are on the Dallas roster and explain the reason why any Vikings fan should be following this new team and league.