Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker quickly emerged as the face of the XFL and the Philadelphia Eagles should sign him before it’s too late.
Since the XFL shut down as a precaution due to the current pandemic, some of the league’s young stars are currently free agents and will likely get an opportunity to earn a spot on an NFL roster in 2020.
The most notable of those young stars from the inaugural XFL season is the quarterback of the Houston Roughnecks, P.J. Walker.
Walker consistently found himself on the highlight reel while leading the Roughnecks to an undefeated record and an average of 31.6 points per game. It’s safe to say he was the top candidate for MVP and would have been in great position to help the Roughnecks win it all.
With Walker putting himself on the map to get a chance somewhere in the NFL this offseason, why shouldn’t the Philadelphia Eagles be considered a potential landing spot?
Not only does Walker have an impressive track record, but he could also be a nice addition to the Eagles quarterback room.
After Walker’s time at Temple University under a current NFL head coach and his learning experience as a backup in the NFL, he seemed destined to succeed in the XFL.
Now that Walker has shown what he is capable of, it is time for a return to the NFL, and adding another young guy to compete with Nate Sudfeld could be beneficial for Philadelphia.
There are pressing needs that the front office will prioritize during free agency, but the Eagles should keep Walker on their radar and snag him before another team decides to do so, or they could be missing out on an opportunity.
Long shot or not, here are some reasons to support the case of Philadelphia considering Walker this offseason.