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Report: Seahawks’ interest in XFL quarterback PJ Walker gains more traction

Seattle Dragons v Houston Roughnecks Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks do not have a backup quarterback at the moment — they’ve basically not needed one given that Russell Wilson has taken 100% of the snaps over the past two seasons — but there’s one name out there who seems to be very much on Seattle’s radar.

Houston Roughnecks star PJ Walker became one of the top stories of the XFL season, so much so that Seahawks scouts were there when he led Houston to a comeback win over the Seattle Dragons.

Well with the XFL 2.0 officially finished due to the coronavirus pandemic, XFL players can now sign with NFL teams starting March 23rd. Walker has attracted attention from not just the Seahawks, but also the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos (per KRIV’s Mark Berman).

Walker took Houston to a 5-0 record and looked like he was on his way to becoming league MVP. Through those give games, the former Temple star and one-time Indianapolis Colt racked up the following stats: 119-184 (65%), 1,338 yards, 7.3 yards per attempt, 15 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 99 yards rushing with one rushing touchdown.

Is he playing against competition that’s clearly inferior to the NFL? Yeah. Does he look like he’s dominating inferior competition to the point where an NFL call-up is more than warranted? Hell yeah. Backup quarterbacks don’t always have a similar style to the starting quarterback, but in the case of the Seahawks, his improvisational skills and scrambling abilities are good Wilson-esque traits to have.


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