Breaking Down December 18th's XFL Letters Of Intent Signings | Quincy Wilson

Breaking Down December 18th’s XFL Letters Of Intent Signings

It’s been a busy offseason for the XFL, with hundreds of athletes signing Letters Of Intent to play with the league next season.

While these LOI’s aren’t official contracts, one would expect to see a good handful of these names in training camp. Let’s take a look at who each team picked up, and their potential impact in 2024.

Arlington Renegades

DB Cameron Brown | Ohio State

The Arlington Renegades add some more depth in the secondary, picking up Cameron Brown out of Ohio State.

Brown played for Ohio State for five years, making a major impact down the stretch of his career. Across his final two seasons, Cameron posted 39 tackles and an interception, starting in 13 of his last 18 games.

After a stint with the Los Angeles Chargers this past NFL training camp, Brown now looks to kickstart his professional career with the Renegades.

DB Jared Mayden | Alabama

Jared Mayden had a tremendous senior season at Alabama, one that garnered him quite a bit of NFL interest. Mayden racked up 59 tackles and four interceptions in 2019, starting in 11 of 12 games played.

From there, Jared spent time with a couple NFL organizations. He played in four games with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2021, totaling six tackles.

Mayden has also had opportunities with the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills, but has been a free agent for the past few months.

Houston Roughnecks

DB Quincy Wilson | Florida

Quincy Wilson is an intriguing pickup for the Houston Roughnecks. Wilson has a ton of NFL experience, especially earlier on in his career. Wilson was signed by the Indianapolis Colts coming out of college, registering 61 tackles and two interceptions across three seasons with the team.

Wilson’s promising tenure would come to an end in 2020, when he signed with the New York Jets. Quincy only played in three games that season, and then moved to the Giants in 2021.

Despite his talents, Quincy has struggled to remain on a roster ever since. Now, he has an opportunity to get back on the field with the Roughnecks in 2024.

Orlando Guardians

LB Marquez Bembry | Connecticut

Marquez Bembry began his college career at Jones County Junior College, where he posted 36 tackles and a sack. From there, he earned an opportunity with the University of Kentucky, where he racked up 37 tackles across three seasons.

Bembry concluded his collegiate days at Connecticut, starting in two of ten games played. Marquez totaled 11 tackles and 0.5 sacks during the 2022 season. Now, he has an opportunity to get his professional career off the ground with the Guardians.

LB Vincent DiLeo II | Delaware Valley

Vincent DiLeo II is another important signing for Orlando, serving as a standout at the XFL combine earlier this summer.

DiLeo played his college ball at Delaware Valley, registering 144 tackles and 16 sacks across four seasons. Vincent earned some CFL interest from Edmonton, signing with the team last winter. After impressing at the XFL combine, DiLeo now lands in Orlando for 2024.

Final Thoughts

Of course, the USFL-XFL merger is the elephant in the room at this point. Things are nearly complete on that end, as the two leagues intend to play a combined season kicking off on March 30th.

With that in mind, it is likely that we see 6-8 teams drop off in the merger. This will leave plenty of players – both new and old – without jobs. There will be a dispersal draft in January, but the details on that process and how it will work are quite blurry at the moment.

Regardless, it is business as usual for each XFL franchise until things become official.

What are your thoughts on these XFL LOI signings? Which prospects do you want to see the league pursue? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!