In recent news XFL star, PJ Walker, has signed with the Carolina Panthers.
On Friday, after the XFL decided to cancel the rest of its inaugural season, the league confirmed that players were allowed to sign with NFL teams. Based on if they have the opportunity to do so.
Star quarterback PJ Walker, who led the Houston Roughnecks to a 5-0 record before the season was cancelled, became the first XFL player to sign with an NFL team. Reuniting with his former college coach Matt Rhule, who was hired by the Panthers during the offseason.
In addition to leading the Roughnecks to an undefeated record. Walker led the XFL in passing yards (1,338 yards) and touchdown passes (15).
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With the Panthers signing former New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater last week. Also, former league MVP Cam Newton expected to either be traded or released, Walker is expected to back Bridgewater up.
The 25-year-old Walker was one of the best players in Temple history, leading the team to consecutive 10-win seasons in 2015 and 2016. He is the school’s all-time leader in almost every passing statistic, including yards (10,668), touchdowns (74) and completions (830).
Under Rhule, Temple was went 28-19 in games started by Walker. Prior to his stint with the Roughnecks, Walker was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. He spent two years on the team’s practice squad. This before being released prior to the start of the 2019 season. What XFL players will sign in the NFL next?