St. Louis Battlehawks XFL Season Preview: Predictions & Best Bets
The 2020 XFL season will kick-off once again this weekend as there is more football to watch a week after the biggest game of them all, the Super Bowl. It may have taken a 20-year hiatus, but the XFL is coming back with eight brand new franchisees ready to take over the football industry. One of those teams being the St. Louis Battlehawks who will be playing out of The Dome, home of the former STL Rams. Let’s dive straight into the St. Louis Battlehawks XFL Season Preview. Looking for game predictions? Check out our XFL Predictions now!
STL Battlehawks Head Coach
The Battlehawks is bringing on an expert of a coach, especially in the tight end region. Welcome, Jonathan Hayes to the Battlehawks team. Hayes comes into this new coaching job with prior playing experience as a twelve-year TE with Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. Later he jumped on over to help out Bob Stoops at Oklahoma as the TE coach and special teams coordinator. Lastly, before joining St. Louis, was the TE coach for Cincinnati Bengals (2003-2018)
STL Battlehawks Key Players
QB Jordan Ta’amu: A lot of fans wanted to see QB Connor Cook as the starter, but it seems as if the star in St. Louis will be young gun Jordan Ta’amu. The 22-year old QB finished his two years at Ole Miss with a total of 5,600 passing yards, 30 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Let’s see if he can continue that in the XFL.
RB Christine Michael: His name is no stranger to any football fan as the former Colts, Seahawks, Packers, and Cowboys running back will showcase one more time to the world why he is still in prime shape. Michael joins the heavy Battlehawks ground game with a total of 1,089 rushing yards and seven touchdowns from his career in the NFL.
STL Battlehawks Win Total: O/U 3.5 Wins
The lowest win total on the board for an XFL team, as there is some value with this future over-under pick. Looking at the schedule for the Battlehawks there are some winnable games on it. Even though St. Louis will be starting Jordan Ta’amu at quarterback who is the only starting QB without any type of professional experience, he played extremely well at Ole Miss. St. Louis could even run the ball every down and still make it a game as they have the duo of Matt Jones and Christine Michael. You have to take the Over especially with it being at 3.5. BET: Over 3.5 Wins
STL Battlehawks Championship Odds (+1000)
If I were to only make one bet on this St. Louis Battlehawks future board, it’s all in on that win total. There is no value or reasoning to even think about placing anything on this championship future pick. I can name at least six other teams that have a stronger value to bet on than the Battlehawks. BET: Stay away from this Championship Future pick.
STL Battlehawks Full Roster
|4||Fitzgerald, Nick||QB||6’5||227||Mississippi State|
|6||Heinicke, Taylor||QB||6’1||205||Old Dominion|
|7||King, Marquette||P||6’0||192||Fort Valley State|
|17||Mumphery, Keith||WR||6’0||210||Michigan State|
|20||Tillery, Lenard||RB||5’9||201||Southern University|
|23||Robinson, Kenny||S||6’2||198||West Virginia|
|28||Nelson, Robert||CB||5’10||174||Arizona State|
|29||Rivers, David||CB||6’0||185||Youngstown State|
|33||Michael, Christine||RB||5’10||220||Texas A&M|
|35||Wade, D’Montre||CB||6’0||200||Murray State|
|36||Ford, Keith||RB||5’10||219||Texas A&M|
|44||Powell, Joe||S||6’2||235||Globe Tech|
|55||Ankrah, Andrew||DE||6’3||216||James Madison|
|56||Hoskins, Ro’Derrick||LB||6’2||230||Florida State|
|57||Garvin, Terence||LB||6’3||242||West Virginia|
|72||Campos, Jake||OG||6’7||320||Iowa State|
|82||Hunt, Cole||TE||6’6||254||Texas Christian|
|83||Saxton, Wes||TE||6’4||240||South Alabama|
|94||Soulek, Kellen||DT||6’4||310||South Dakota State|
|98||Clarke, Will||DL||6’6||271||West Virginia|
STL Battlehawks Logo
Winged warriors. Preparing for flight. Preparing to fight.
Their mission: create chaos. Their mandate: win at all costs.
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 21, 2019
STL Battlehawks 2020 Uniforms
THE WAIT IS OVER.
— St. Louis BattleHawks (@XFLBattleHawks) December 4, 2019