The XFL has told player agents in a memo distributed by the league that the average player salary will be $55,000.
The memo also states that players who are drafted and retained by XFL teams will become a full-time employee on December 4, 2019.
If they remain on a roster they will be employed through May 31, 2020.
It’s a much lower rate than the NFL, which the minimum salary is $495,000.
The XFL promised all players that they will be free to leave the for the NFL if they’re offered a contract any time after the XFL Championship Game on April 25, 2020.
The league has hinted that it might go after some college stars who haven’t yet met the 3-year threshold to enter the NFL draft.
Those players, presumably, would be offered more lucrative contracts.