Steelers sign XFL MVP Maddox

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Tommy Maddox, the MVP of the defunct XFL, to back up quarterback Kordell Stewart this season.
Maddox, 29, drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1992, led the Los Angeles Xtreme to the XFL championship this spring, passing for 1,996 yards and 17 touchdowns.

The Steelers did not release details of Maddox's contract Tuesday.

The Steelers made room for Maddox by cutting former Pitt quarterback Johnny Turman, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in April.

Maddox will compete against Kent Graham and Tee Martin for two backup spots behind Stewart.

Maddox may replace Graham, who couldn't throw for four months after having surgery to repair his right rotator cuff in January.

Graham, whose salary increases to $1.4 million next season, began last season as Pittsburgh's starter. He was replaced by Stewart after three games and saw limited action, throwing only five passes in the second half of the season.

The 6-4, 220-pound Maddox threw for 948 yards and six touchdowns in four NFL seasons with the Broncos (1992-93), St. Louis Rams (1994) and New York Giants (1995). He was released in training camp by the Giants in 1996 and the Atlanta Falcons in 1997.


I speak the human language
Well that's what the XFL was for in the first place. So guys who didn't get a chance to compete at the highest level to show what they got, and he definetly did, he was a competitor and wanted to win. He's a big fuck, sp he belongs in the NFL. I garauntee he winds up starting at some point next year.


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then the xfl may come back to t.v and the guys get next four weeks on t.v