Former Panthers QB Finds New Home With NFC Foe

Former Carolina Panthers QB P.J. Walker reportedly signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
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Former Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker had an interesting last year since he left the Queen City after the 2022 season.

Walker signed a two-year, $4.15 million contract with the Chicago Bears in free agency last year to be the backup to starting quarterback Justin Fields. However, the former Carolina QB couldn’t stick with the Bears, as they released him in August.

However, Walker didn’t remain a free agent for long as he landed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. Walker surprisingly saw some playing time last season in Cleveland due to the various injuries the Browns experienced at quarterback.

Even though Walker didn’t play great with the Browns, he was still a consummate pro, which helped him land his new opportunity.

Panthers News: P.J. Walker Signs With Seattle Seahawks

On Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Walker is signing with the Seattle Seahawks ahead of minicamp. Walker is joining a quarterback room that features Sam Howell and Geno Smith.

Walker expressed his excitement about this opportunity with Seattle on Twitter after spending last season with the Browns.

Seahawks fans hope they don’t see much of Walker this season, which means Smith and Howell would’ve stayed healthy. 

At the same time, this is a great opportunity for Walker to turn back the clock and look like the quarterback we saw with the Panthers.

The former Temple standout didn’t put up gaudy numbers in Carolina, but he always knew when to make the right play. In his three-year stint in Carolina, Walker completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 1,461 yards, five touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.

In his last season with the Panthers, the veteran signal-caller completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 731 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions (six games/five starts). Nonetheless, if Walker can come close to those numbers in Seattle, it would be an improvement from what he did with the Browns in 2023 (48.6% for 674 yards, a touchdown, and five interceptions).

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