XFL Week 2: Players the Houston Texans need to watch Saturday
Tampa Bay Vipers at Seattle Dragons, 5 p.m., FOX (Saturday)
Aaron Murray, QB, TB — The Houston Texans don’t need a franchise quarterback, but there is always room to improve at reserve quarterback, and Aaron Murray has had past success at varying levels of football. Last weekend in his XFL debut, Murray — the former Georgia standout — was the third-leading quarterback in the league (in passing yardage) with a 16-of-34 performance for 231 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
This is a week Murray needs to improve on his overall game, because not throwing touchdown passes in the XFL won’t be helpful to him when teams who are looking to add to their quarterback depth are watching games this weekend.
Kenneth Farrow, RB, SEA — In Week 1 for Seattle, Kenneth Farrow had just seven rushes, but he also had 41 yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Farrow played at the University of Houston in college, and he does have 13 games of NFL experience, including two starts with the San Diego Chargers. In that season of 2016, Farrow rushed the football 60 times for 192 yards with a 3.2 yards per carry average.
That season, he also caught 13 receptions for 70 yards, where he had no touchdowns rushing or receiving that one season with the Chargers.