P.J. Walker
P.J. Walker
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Signed by the Panthers this offseason, Walker figures to compete for the backup job behind quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. After going undrafted in 2017, Walker spent time on the Colts' practice squad but has yet to make an NFL appearance. In Carolina, he'll be reunited with his college coach Matt Rhule, whose four years at Temple overlapped Walker's time at the school. Along with setting records there, Walker's most recent playing experience saw him lead the XFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns while posting a 5-0 record for the Houston Roughnecks. Those factors figure to give Walker a decent shot against 2019 third-rounder Will Grier to become Rhule's second-string option this season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.57 million contract with the Panthers in March of 2020.
Holds own in Week 11 start
QBCarolina Panthers
November 22, 2020
Walker completed 24 of 34 passes for 258 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the Panthers' 20-0 win over the Lions on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on five rushes, and he fumbled once but recovered.
Making what could be termed a quasi-last-minute spot start for Teddy Bridgewater (knee) -- whose status was in doubt until pregame warmups -- Walker acquitted himself very well overall in his first NFL opportunity to open a game under center. The former XFL star displayed impressive accuracy even while keeping his targets limited to just four pass catchers overall. However, three of those were the top wideout trio of DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel and Robby Anderson, who Walker hit for at least one double-digit completion apiece, including a nifty 17-yard touchdown toss to Samuel. Carolina's defense also played its best game of the season by far, helping support the inexperienced signal-caller with its play. Bridgewater reportedly is likely to return for a Week 12 road matchup versus the Vikings, but even if this turns out to be Walker's only start, he undoubtedly picked up some valuable experience and proved he's capable of stepping in should the former go down again at any point.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do P.J. Walker's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
Avg Target Depth
7.2 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
4.6 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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2020 P.J. Walker Split Stats
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
The undrafted free agent from Temple will try to win the No. 3 QB job.
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Gets Week 11 start
QBCarolina Panthers
November 22, 2020
Walker will receive the start at quarterback Sunday against Detroit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Competing for No. 2 role
QBCarolina Panthers
November 18, 2020
Coach Matt Rhule said Wednesday that Walker and Will Grier will receive equal reps in practice this week before the Panthers settle on a clear No. 2 quarterback, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Forced into action
QBCarolina Panthers
November 16, 2020
Walker replaced the injured Teddy Bridgewater (knee) in the fourth quarter and completed two of four passes for 12 yards in Sunday's 46-23 loss to the Buccaneers.
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Inactive for Week 9
QBCarolina Panthers
Coach's Decision
November 8, 2020
Walker (coach's decision) won't suit up in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, David Newton of ESPN reports.
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Set for backup duties
QBCarolina Panthers
October 25, 2020
Walker will back up Teddy Bridgewater in Sunday's game against the Saints, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.
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