The second go round for the XFL didn't happen as planned, at least not so far. The season like many, if not all professional sports leagues was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 version of the coronavirus. The first season which was off to a pretty good start was shut down prematurely. With many wondering if the XFL will be able to return for it's second season one player could decide just how seriously fans of the NFL begin to take the XFL. Houston Renegades QB PJ Walker was a breakout star for the XFL and now he'll get his chance to play in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers.

This will be Walker's second trip to the NFL. Walker signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a Unrestricted Free Agent in 2016 but was mainly a practice squad guy. Now that Walker has shown what he can do with the XFL and the signing reunites him with his former Temple coach Matt Rhule this could be his big break. The Panthers have also signed FA QB Teddy Bridgewater and still have Cam Newton (who is seeking a trade) on the roster but if Walker ends up being the second string QB or better that could add some legitimacy to the XFL and help them launch a bigger and better second season.w