Could the New Orleans Saints sign a player from the recently-created XFL?
It’s safe to say that after the almost instant collapse of the AAF last year, expectations for the revamped XFL were relatively low. The New Orleans Saints wouldn’t have ever bothered with looking at players from the AAF.
After two weeks of XFL football, however, the product on the field has been very good, and I would be highly surprised if a few guys aren’t playing in the NFL next year.
That said, the New Orleans Saints do not have a ton of money to work to with, and they should look to the XFL to sign some serious talent for cheap.
Number One: QB PJ Walker
If you’ve watched any XFL football at all, chances are you know who PJ Walker is.
PJ Walker is a 24-year-old quarterback for the Houston Roughnecks. Walker has taken the league by storm with his exceptional playmaking abilities and Patrick Mahomes-type throws.
Walker has been on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad for the past three years and, thanks to Andrew Luck speaking highly of him, was given the opportunity to play in the XFL.
So far in just two games, Walker has completed 61.4 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and just one interception. Walker has also tossed for 442 passing yards while rushing for an additional 53 yards.
He has led his Houston squad to an undefeated record thus far and everyone is considering him to be the front runner for the XFL’s MVP award.
Walker played his college football at Temple University under new Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. He tossed over 10,600 yards with the Owls while throwing 77 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. He also ran for 771 yards and nine touchdowns with Temple.
Walker holds every meaningful record at Temple and is finally getting to showcase his talent in the XFL.
The Saints need a quarterback for the long-term future as Drew Brees’ dominance will soon come to an end.