The Seattle Dragons are set to kick off their inaugural XFL season this year and will be coached by former Washington head coach Jim Zorn. He will also serve as the team’s general manager. His offensive coordinator will be former college head coach Mike Riley. His defensive coordinator will be former NFL defensive backs coach Clayton Lopez.
Zorn will lead a team with some NFL experience on it, and here are a few players with whom you might be familiar.
Brandon Silvers, QB (New York Jets)
Silvers unexpectedly won the starting quarterback job over former Seahawks signal caller B.J. Daniels after a competitive training camp. The Troy product threw for an impressive 799 yards and four touchdowns in two start’s for the AAF’s Memphis Express in 2019 — where he split time with Johnny Manziel. He then had a brief stint with the New York Jets that lasted about a month.
B.J. Daniels, QB (Seattle Seahawks)
Daniels is no stranger to Seattle, as he spent three seasons with the Seahawks after the San Francisco 49ers selected him with a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The dual-threat quarterback was a member of Seattle’s 2014 Super Bowl team and appeared in six games the following season before spending a short time with the Houston Texans. Zorn likes Silvers’ arm consistency more and has decided to run with that for now.
Kenneth Farrow, RB (Los Angeles Chargers)
Farrow began his professional career on the West Coast, as he joined the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He kicked off his rookie year as a third string running back but was promoted to backup because of injuries. Farrow finished with 60 carries for 192 yards. After his run with the Chargers, Farrow spent time with the New England Patriots and the AAF’s San Antonio Commanders before being selected with a second round pick in the inaugural XFL Draft.
Keenan Reynolds, WR (Seattle Seahawks)
Reynolds is another player with history in Seattle. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2016 and last played for the Seahawks from 2018-2019. The former signal caller set an NCAA Division I record for career rushing touchdowns (88) at Navy. Since then he’s become a wide receiver.
Seattle Dragons Roster
|7||B.J. Daniels||QB||5-11||222||South Florida|
|23||Trey Williams||RB||5-8||195||Texas A&M|
|31||Ja'Quan Gardner||RB||5-5||201||Humboldt State|
|10||John Santiago||WR||5-9||170||North Dakota|
|11||Sergio Bailey||WR||6-0||185||Eastern Michigan|
|13||Austin Proehl||WR||5-9||182||North Carolina|
|16||Dontez Byrd||WR||5-11||180||Tennessee Tech|
|85||Cam Clear||TE||6-5||277||Texas A&M|
|89||Connor Hamlett||TE||6-7||259||Oregon State|
|9||Brock Miller||P||5-11||190||Southern Utah|
|77||Quinterrius Eatmon||T||6-6||313||South Florida|
|56||Nyles Morgan||LB||6-1||230||Notre Dame|
|72||Anthony Moten||DT||6-4||315||Miami (FL)|
|93||Will Sutton||DT||6-1||303||Arizona State|
|91||Anthony Johnson||DE||6-3||279||Florida International|
|92||Durrant Miles||DE||6-4||263||Boise State|
|27||Johnathan Alston||CB||6-1||206||North Carolina State|
|50||Dillon Day||C||6-3||301||Mississippi St.|
|32||Tyson Graham||S||6-2||208||South Dakota|