An XFL standout has worked his way back to the NFL.
With Cam Newton likely to be traded or released after the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater last week, Carolina made it a priority to seek a talented backup QB for Bridgewater.
Thus, the Panthers signed star XFL quarterback P.J. Walker, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. The 25-year-old was likely on his way to being named the XFL's Most Valuable Player after throwing 15 touchdowns with 1,338 yards and a 5-0 record.
Walker will return to the NFL after a practice squad stint with the Indianapolis Colts and reunite with new Panthers coach Matt Rhule, who coached him in college at Temple.
The Panthers are signing XFL standout QB P.J. Walker.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 23, 2020
Walker was leading the XFL in Pass yds (1,338) and Pass TD (15) at the time of the league's suspension of play.
Walker was 28-19 as Panthers' new head coach Matt Rhule's QB at Temple from 2013-16. https://t.co/hMeWdbfDZF
With Newton's status still up in the air, the Panthers clearly needed a backup, and they went with a guy who knows exactly what Rhule expects in the QB room.
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