CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) — The Carolina Panthers have made moves at the quarterback position and it may or may not directly affect the status of Cam Newton.
Quarterback P.J. Walker of the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks has signed with the Panthers, marking the first player in the re-vamp of the XFL to sign in the NFL.
Before the XFL canceled its season, Walker, 25, was leading the league in passing yards (1,338), passing touchdowns (15) and his team had a 5-0 record. He was perhaps the league’s biggest star.
Walker has connections to the Panthers. He played for new head coach Matt Rhule when the two were at Temple University.
Walker and Rhule put together a 28-19 record while with the Owls.
The Panthers also signed Tahir Whitehead, another former college player of Rhule’s. Whitehead spent the last two seasons with the Raiders.
Walker should have an opportunity to compete with newly acquired quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who signed a 3-year, $63 million deal this offseason, although all signs point to the latter being the starter. Incumbent QB Kyle Allen will also be in the mix after signing a 1-year extension with the team. Cam Newton’s future with the team remains up in the air.
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