Ex-Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci earns Broncos invite to compete backup role behind Russell Wilson

Ben DiNucci, the starting quarterback for the Seattle Sea Dragons, is returning to the NFL in the Broncos, Russell Wilson and his rookie camp team from the XFL after seeing only limited action there previously.

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The QB made his NFL debut with the Dallas Cowboys in 2020 against the Arizona Cardinals, finishing 2 of 3 passes for 39 yards. In three games with one start during the 2020 NFL season, he completed 23 of 43 passes for a 53.4% completion rate, throwing for 219 yards with an average yardage of 5.0, and a passer rating of 67.8, also running six times for 22 yards.

His options were limited to preseason games during the game the Cowboys lost 23-9 in Philadelphia while he was their starting quarterback. Later, in January 2022, he signed a reserve contract with the Cowboys, but his NFL career with them came to an end in August of that same year as he was ultimately released.

DiNucci will be joining the rookie camp team of Russell Wilson

DiNucci from the XFL Sea Dragons has been requested to participate in the Broncos’ camp, the XFL announced on Wednesday. Given his performance during the league’s inaugural season, it’s almost a given that there is a chance for the players to return, and he did so in the end.

As the ex-Cowboys star was chosen by the Seattle Sea Dragons in the first round of the 2023 XFL Draft, his XFL career officially began after he had left the NFL. In the draft pool, he emerged as one of the limited quarterbacks with NFL regular-season expertise and led the XFL with 2,671 passing yards and with 13 interceptions this year and ranked second in the league with 20 touchdowns.

The 26-year-old also had a successful football career in school. A standout in high school, he became the first player in Pennsylvania history to throw for more than 4,000 yards as a senior at Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, setting a WPIAL record by doing so.

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However, BD is joining the Mr. Unlimiteds’ squad, whose quarterback is renowned as one of the best dual-threats in the league, holding the record for the most victories by an NFL quarterback through nine seasons. The XFL player could have thus made up for his shortcomings in this position with Russell.

Although Ben hadn’t had a successful NFL career in the past, with a little more hard work and a genuine offseason program, the former Cowboys player can be anticipated back on the NFL field.


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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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