A quarterback shift is coming this weekend in the XFL, as the Dallas Renegades will be going to former Pittsburgh Steelers backup Landry Jones this weekend at QB as they take on the Los Angeles Wildcats.
Last week the Renegades offense wasn’t very good during their 15-9 setback to St.Louis. In that game Philip Nelson threw for just 209 yards.
Nelson was under pressure throughout the affair against St.Louis, and today Dallas coach Bob Stoops came out and said the entire offense needs to play better.
“We’re planning on starting Landry and playing the whole game and protecting him like we need to,” Stoops said.
“But he’s felt good all week, so we’re anxious to see him out there.”
Jones was not able to play last week due to a minor knee injury, and there is hope with him back in the lineup the team will have better flow.
The 30-year-old Jones was the Steelers fourth-round draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft after a successful college career at Oklahoma.
He finished his collegiate career with 16,646 passing yards and 123 touchdowns. In his time with the Steelers as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup, Jones started five games going 3-2.
In the games he played in Jones threw for 1310 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. He sported a 86.2 quarterback rating.
“He looks great, feels good, and so, yeah, he’s been working with the ones all week and has felt his knee has held up and felt really good,” Stoops said.
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