The Denver Broncos are reportedly among the teams that have inquired about XFL star quarterback PJ Walker of the Houston Roughnecks.
The Denver Broncos are reportedly among three teams that have shown interest in one of the top stars of the XFL, Houston Roughnecks quarterback PJ Walker.
With the XFL's season suspended right now just like every other sport in the country, Walker and all other players in the league are still under contract but obviously since they can't play. Since they can't play, there's thought that the NFL and XFL will be able to work something out where players will be able to sign with NFL clubs.
That apparently isn't going to be as easy as it was with the defunct AAF, which simply had to release all of the players at one time creating an intriguing post-free agency free agent pool in 2019.
That actually benefit the Broncos quite a bit with defensive tackle Mike Purcell and cornerback De'Vante Bausby actually earning second contracts with the team this offseason.
The Broncos will now look to potentially poach from the XFL, a much better overall product with some serious intrigue at the QB position.
For all of the potential complications with players getting out of their XFL deals, it sure sounds like Walker's time with the team is done.
The Broncos' interest was reported locally out of Houston.
Walker, a former Temple product who is 6-foot, 207 pounds, has a similar size profile to that of guys like Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray, but stylistically, he could fit in as a backup for any of the three quarterbacks in those cities.
In his time with the XFL (five games), Walker led the league with 1,338 passing yards and 15 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions.
He showed an ability to win from the pocket as well as avoid pressure and make plays with his legs.
Why would the Broncos even inquire after signing Jeff Driskel? First and foremost, you can never have too many good quarterbacks. There doesn't even need to be another reason. Having Walker in the fold would give you some nice competition and allow you to really have a battle for the backup position.
The Broncos obviously don't need to bank everything on Drew Lock and Jeff Driskel. They could bring in Walker and have a nice competition on their hands, and if all three guys play well, the Broncos have depth and they have the ability to trade one at some point.
Hopefully Denver is able to get a deal done for Walker. It would be fun to see him competing in the Mile High City after the work he put in with the XFL.