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Seattle Seahawks scouting XFL QB P.J. Walker as…

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Seattle Seahawks scouting XFL QB P.J. Walker as...


Despite being the least used position on their depth chart, the Seattle Seahawks are always looking for their next backup quarterback.

Geno Smith held the job last year, once again not earning a single snap thanks to iron man Russell Wilson, but he is set to hit free agency and seems likely to look for a gig with more promise of playing time.

Seattle has historically looked for veterans to play second fiddle to Wilson, passing up their 2018 draft pick – Alex McGough – in favor of Brett Hundley two years ago.

However – they may be looking to get a bit younger this time around, with ABC announcer Steve Levy reporting the Seahawks had scouts in Houston to watch the XFL matchup between the Roughnecks and the Seattle Dragons, specifically to watch Houston quarterback P.J. Walker.

The Roughnecks are 4-0 heading into Saturday’s contest thanks in large part to Walker’s dynamic performance. He has completed 92 passes, on 147 attempts, for 987 yards and 12 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions.

The 25-year-old is a dual-threat quarterback who starred at Temple University before going undrafted and spending two seasons off-and-on the practice squad of the Colts.

It was reported that former Colts quarterback Andrew Luck recommended Walker to his dad, commissioner Oliver Luck, which is part of the reason he ended up getting picked up by the Houston squad.

Regardless, Walker has played extremely well in the first part of the new XFL season, enough to likely find his way into an NFL training camp this summer – with Seattle a very real possibility.

Seahawks scouting XFL QB P.J. Walker as potential backup

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