The XFL is set to return this winter and the league has signed their first quarterback for the new season in February.

According to Sports Illustrated, The XFL has signed former Pittsburgh Steelers back up quarterback, Landry Jones to a contract.

Jones played college football in Oklahoma and spent time in Pittsburgh as the back up to Ben Roethlisberger.  He recently spent time with the Jaguars last season.

The XFL will hold a draft in October where 7 more quarterbacks will be selected before that draft.   The XFL coaches will then select their QB from those eight players.

The XFL is the league started by Vince McMahon's  Alpha Entertainment.  The new launch of the league was announced last year.    The original league only lasted for one season back in 2001.

It featured teams like the Las Vegas Outlaws, New York/New Jersey Hitmen, Orlando Rage and Chicago Enforcers.  Popular players in the league included, Tommy Maddox, Scott Milanovich and Rod Smart known as "He Hate Me".

The new league will feature eight teams and play in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C.   Kickoff for the season will be in February.   You can keep up with the new XFL at their website here.