Carolina Panthers: 3 questions at quarterback entering camp

(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
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P.J. Walker, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers Question No. 2: How will P.J. Walker be used?

The Carolina Panthers wasted no time in bringing P.J. Walker to the organization after the XFL canceled their season and subsequently disbanded the league due to the current climate. This links up the quarterback with his former college coach Matt Rhule. And he represents an intriguing weapon on offense for Joe Brady to utilize.

While it appears highly unlikely that Walker can oust Teddy Bridgewater from the starting job in 2020. There is plenty to like about the sort of skill set he brings to the table.

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Walker was the undisputed star of the XFL during his brief stint with the Houston Roughnecks. He led the league in passing yards with 1,338. And his 15 touchdowns also ranked No. 1 across the league as the signal-caller guided his team to a 5-0 record.

This was enough for the Panthers to give Walker a two-year, $1.56 million deal. But it includes just $150,000 guaranteed. So the onus will be on the player to continue his upward trend at the next level.

His mobility in the pocket is something that might come in handy during special calls should Brady wish. Walker is incredibly elusive. And he also has the awareness to make a difference throwing the ball if required.

How the Panthers use Walker is another fascinating aspect of their upcoming campaign. The player couldn’t be higher in confidence. And it is important he takes full advantage of his new-found momentum.