According to reports, the Denver Broncos are among three teams who are interested in signing now former XFL quarterback P.J. Walker. He was the newly founded leagues front-runner to be the MVP until the coronavirus messed everything up.
I admittedly did not watch one snap of the XFL or really think what he did will translate to the NFL. Now, with that said, the Broncos did find two former AAF players in cornerback DaVante Bausby and nose tackle Mike Purcell last season and both earned significant roles on the Broncos roster. So, maybe I am being a bit hard here but the level of competition definiately increases in the NFL, especially when playing quarterback.
P.J. Walker is a 6’0”, 207lb quarterback who made a name for himself this past shortened XFL season. During the games they did play, he totaled 15 touchdowns and 4 interceptions for 1,338 yards.
The Broncos could be looking to add some more competition to their quarterback room. Second-year quarterback Drew Lock is the Broncos unquestioned starter, however, the depth behind him is far from certain. They did recently sign free agent quarterback Jeff Driskel but he is far from being a lock for the Broncos number two job. So someone like Walker could carry his success from the NFL to the Broncos and push Driskel for the Broncos number two job.
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