Rich Cimini of ESPN reports that former Jets sixth-round pick QB Tajh Boyd has signed a contract with the Florida Blacktips of the FXFL.
According to the FXFL’s website, the league is “professional football league, which serves as a developmental platform for players, coaches and referees.” They’re hoping to eventually become a development league for the NFL.
As of now, they have four teams in place including the Boston Brawlers, New York Bolts, and the Omaha Mammoths.
Boyd has tried out for the Bills and Giants in recent weeks, but it appears as though the FXFL was his only real opportunity.
Boyd put together a great college career that includes several ACC records, but there has always been concerns about how his game translates to the NFL.
During his four-year career at Clemson, Boyd throw for 11,904 yards and completed 64.3 percent of his passes to go along with 107 touchdowns and 39 interceptions.