XFL players the Pittsburgh Steelers should keep on their watch-list
P.J. Walker is not the only quarterback I believe the Pittsburgh Steelers should consider signing to their roster. Pittsburgh should also make a run at St. Louis Battlehawks starting quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. When looking at the data, one could see that Ta’amu is a more efficient passer compared to Walker too.
Jordan Ta’amu has a 78% completion percentage, in contrast to P.J. Walker’s 62%. In addition, the former Ole Miss Rebel is currently averaging 246.5 passing yards per game and has a touchdown to interception ratio of 4:2. In Jordan’s defense, the officials missed an obvious off-sides penalty during crunch time of the St. Louis Battlehawks vs. Houston Roughnecks match up this past Sunday. The play resulted in a downfield interception. Ta’amu is also a natural athlete on the field.
Both quarterbacks have eye-opening statistics through two games of the XFL season and have a unique ability to extend plays. The rest of the season will prove just how consistent each quarterback is, and if they have a real shot of making it in the NFL. My prediction, both quarterbacks are on an NFL roster come the start of the 2020 NFL season. Hopefully, the Pittsburgh Steelers sign the one they find most fitting for their offensive system.
Jordan Berry‘s time with the Pittsburgh Steelers has run its course, it’s time to move on from the Australian punter. A potential replacement could be Marquette King, who has put together quite the special teams performance for the St. Louis Battlehawks.
Marquette King is averaging 45.7 yards per punt through the first two games. His longest boot was 61 yards. King’s longest punt could have been a 63-yard kick in the first game of the XFL regular season, but a special teams mishap led to a touchback. King’s ability to flip field positions has been one of the Battlehawk’s greatest assets. This is why I believe the former Raiders and Broncos punter deserves redemption in the NFL.
It will be a matter of time before all these players make their way to an NFL roster. I can only hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers see the advantages of adding these players of the XFL for quality depth, and positional upgrades.