Welcome to the NFL, P.J. Walker.  Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

P.J. Walker to start for Panthers vs. Lions; Teddy Bridgewater inactive

Welcome to the NFL, P.J. Walker

The former XFL standout will start for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Starting QB Teddy Bridgewater was listed as questionable all week with a knee injury.

Bridgewater suffered an MCL sprain against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend. While he won't be active on Sunday, the injury isn't considered serious. 

The 28-year-old went through warmups on Sunday morning before head coach Matt Rhule made his decision to start Walker instead. 

While Walker has yet to start an NFL game, he is very familiar with Rhule and his system. He played for Rhule at Temple in 2015-16. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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