Right off the bat, one is wondering why the Philadelphia Stars are still signing players. The USFLPA confirmed last week that the Stars will not be a part of the merged league between the USFL and XFL.
However, Wiley signed this contract simply to get his name into the dispersal draft. LaDarius has been one of the most consistent safeties in the league, and now gives himself the opportunity to get picked up by another team.
In 2022, LaDarius helped lead the Stars to the USFL Championship. He was stellar throughout the year, posting 47 tackles and an interception.
The quality play carried over into 2023. Wiley was a leader defensively, starting in all ten games. He finished the season with 42 tackles, 2 TFL, 6 PBU’s, and an interception. While Philadelphia failed to make the playoffs this time around, LaDarius was superb.
Wiley has been around the block in spring football throughout his career. He played in the XFL in 2020, with the Los Angeles Wildcats. During that shortened season, he registered 20 tackles and an interception.