In a surprising move from the team, the Arlington Renegades released starting quarterback Kyle Sloter from the roster.
The league’s communication department announced the move Monday night just a day after the Renegades lost their home game against the San Antonio Brahmas 15-9.
During the regular season, Sloter started four games going 2-2 as the starter for the Renegades. He finished with a completion percentage of 60.4 percent throwing for 499 yards. Sloter would only get one touchdown pass and threw four interceptions during that span. He also had eight rushes for 27 yards.
Before the season started, Sloter and Dew Plitt were the two quarterbacks announced by the Arlington Renegades. They would battle it out with Kevin Anderson for the starting job. Prior to the first game of the season, Plitt was named the starter for Arlington.
Plitt would only start the first two games of the season against the Vegas Vipers at home and the Houston Roughnecks on the road. After a 1-1 start, Sloter was named the starter to help bring a spark to the offense. Things did not improve for the offense as he was able to go 2-2 in that span to have the team 3-3 and in second place in the south division.
What’s The Plan Now For The Arlington Renegades?
It is safe to assume that Plitt will most likely be the favorite to start at quarterback for the Arlington Renegades for at least this next game against the Seattle Sea Dragons Friday night. That shouldn’t mean though that Plitt will be the only guy. Head Coach Bob Stoops has already made it known that he is okay with playing two quarterbacks if he needs to. So, this should be a good sign for Kevin Anderson that he has a chance to play.
The team will also need another quarterback to be added to the roster. A safe assumption would be the team could be calling the other seven XFL teams to see who is willing to part with their quarterbacks in a trade. The Orlando Guardians have four quarterbacks who could be used as trade bait and even the Vegas Vipers might be able to part ways with either Brett Hundley or Luis Perez.
Another direction the team could go is to sign a quarterback off the streets to try to get game tape for four weeks to impress NFL scouts. A fun name to bring up that doesn’t seem likely to happen is Cam Newton. The only reason Newton’s name gets brought up is that Renegades punter Marquette King tagged him on a tweet on Twitter earlier in the day Monday to play.
Again, that one is kind of fun to bring up, but it does pose an interesting thought that the team might have known earlier in the day, and they are looking elsewhere for help. The San Antonio Brahmas just did it with Kurt Benkert who was traded to the team last week from Houston in the hopes of getting some reps for the NFL. With four weeks remaining in the season and a playoff game or games possible, the Renegades do make for an intriguing spot for a free agent quarterback to join.
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March 28, 2023 at 1:54 pm
Sloter to the USFL Stallions might be a great fit! Possibly Gamblers?
March 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm
This was one bizarre move and smells of league interference esp will LP getting traded to Arlington. They should have started Sloter from get go and platooning with another pocket passer. 2
March 29, 2023 at 12:12 pm
Agreed. I don’t know if we could get that trade done in a Fantasy league. I guess they felt they were doing better for the league.