3 Feb 2001: A view of the XFL football taken on the field before the game between the Las Vegas Outlaws and the New York/New Jersey Hitmen at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Outlaws defeated the Hitmen 19-0.Mandatory Credit: Todd Warshaw /Allsport

P.J. Walker was the best player in the XFL this season and he’s decided to sign with Carolina.


HOUSTON, TEXAS – MARCH 07: P.J. Walker #11 of the Houston Roughnecks throws a pass downfield against the Seattle Dragons during an XFL game at TDECU Stadium on March 07, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

After signing Teddy Bridgewater to a 3 year $63 million contract, the Panthers added another QB in P.J. Walker. Walker shows us why the XFL will be around for more than one year. It can lead to players like P.J. Walker getting back on NFL radars and maybe even having a shot at starting. He wasn’t just good, he was dominant for the Houston Roughnecks. Amassing 15 TD to 4 INT and 1,338 yards through the air while adding 99 yards and one score on the ground.

This isn’t Walker’s first stint with coach Matt Rhule, either. At Temple, Rhule and Walker went on to combine for a 28-19 record. Rhule is sending a message that there will be competition at just about every position, especially the backup QB spot. The QB’s on the roster right now are Cam Newton, Teddy Bridgewater, P.J. Walker, Kyle Allen, and Will Grier.

Reports this past week all point towards Newton’s release after Carolina had “a tough time finding a trade partner.” Will Grier was a third-round pick last season but with a new head coach in Matt Rhule, there’s no guarantee he sticks around. Kyle Allen signed a one-year contract extension about a month ago so he looks to be in the mix for the backup spot, as well.

We’ll keep you updated as the Panthers continue to make moves in Free Agency.


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