St. Louis BattleHawks at Dallas Renegades Odds
St. Louis BattleHawks Preview
The St. Louis BattleHawks sport one of the XFL‘s more talented rosters as they prepare for their opener under head coach Jonathan Hayes. Former Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta‘amu will start ahead of Taylor Heinicke, and he‘ll have three former NFL running backs supporting him: Christine Michael, Matt Jones and Keith Ford. Alonzo Russell and De‘Mornay Pierson-El lead the way at receiver.
The defense will lean safeties Will Hill — a former New York Giant and Baltimore Raven — and Kenny Robinson, who was dismissed from West Virginia for academic fraud but is eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft and hopes to boost his stock in the XFL. Former Pro Bowl punter Marquette King highlights the special teams.
Dallas Renegades Preview
One of the XFL‘s most highly touted teams is set for its opener, as head coach Bob Stoops and quarterback Landry Jones lead the Dallas Renegades. Stoops, the longtime Oklahoma coach, will work with offensive coordinator Hal Mumme to get the most out of Jones, a former Sooner himself who spent five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jones‘ top targets will be Jeff Badet and Flynn Nagel, with Cameron Artis-Payne leading the backfield. Former New Orleans Saint and University of Washington sack artist Hau‘oli Kikaha leads the defense, with cornerbacks Treston Decoud and Josh Hawkins headlining the secondary.