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Several former Buffalo Bills players are dominating the XFL

Buffalo Bills quarterback Cardale Jones (7) throws warmup passes before the first half of NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The XFL has been pretty great for former Buffalo Bills. The Buffalo Bills have been drafting a lot better lately and it shows when watching the XFL. Former Buffalo Bills are ballin in the XFL.

Cardale Jones the DC Defenders quarterback is leading all passers with 511 passing yards. Jones is undefeated and is looking like an MVP in the new football league. At the beginning of the 2014 season, Jones was listed as third on the Ohio State depth chart at quarterback. However, after injuries to Braxton Miller in August and J. T. Barrett in November, he started for the Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff National Championship. Jones was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

While Jones has been doing a great job throwing, two former Bills wide receivers have been crushing it as well.

Both Cam Phillips and Austin Proehl have been playing lights out. Cam Phillips is the best wide receiver in the XFL and it is not close. Phillips signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018 after a solid career at Virginia Tech. On October 15, 2019, Phillips was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 XFL Draft by the Houston Roughnecks. Phillips has scored three touchdowns in each of the past two games leading all wide outs in touchdowns. He also is averaging over 100 yards per game, and has 324 yards after three games. He finished with 194 yards this week against the Tampa Bay Vipers.

Austin Proehl on the other hand is balling out for the Seattle Dragons. Proehl was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round (255th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. While he did not make the team after being drafted he has been pretty solid in the XFL. On February 8, 2020, Proehl caught 14-yard and 57-yard touchdown passes from Brandon Silvers, the former being the first touchdown in XFL history. Austin is the son of former NFL receiver Ricky Proehl. Ricky played in the NFL from 1990 to 2006 for the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts.

The XFL has been pretty good for former Bills, and while there has been others who have made the team, these three players are playing lights out right now.

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