After two strong games to begin the XFL season, the face of the DC Defenders franchise, Cardale Jones, has struggled mightily.
In consecutive losses Jones threw no touchdowns and five interceptions, being benched in the fourth quarter of both contests. On Sunday against the St. Louis Battlehawks, the benching came earlier.
After tossing an interception in the first quarter, Jones was replaced by backup passer Tyree Jackson as DC finally decided something needed to change on offense. Jackson, a former University of Buffalo quarterback, immediately gave the Defenders the spark they were looking for with a touchdown pass to give DC a 6-3 lead.
Not an ideal situation for Jones, he was still supportive of his teammate as the two celebrated after the play.
It's unclear at this time what the QB situation will be in the weeks to come. Despite his struggles, Jones came into the XFL as one of the better passers and a star for the league. Even with all that, the Defenders will most likely ride the hot hand of Jackson for now.
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