We’re four weeks into the XFL season, and we’ve seen a ton of signal callers used by the eight teams in the league. Some players have established themselves as standouts under center, while others have looked like they shouldn’t be playing at all. We broke down the best and worst quarterbacks we’ve seen so far this season here.
The Houston Roughnecks’ P.J. Walker has been the best passer in the XFL so far and leads the league in several statistical categories. He’s first in passing yards (987) and touchdown passes (12) and has benefitted from having the most dynamic dynamic wideout on any team in Cam Phillips. Walker also has also attempted more passes (146) than any other quarterback, but has only thrown two interceptions. Houston sits atop the XFL West and are the only undefeated team in the field at 4-0.
The St. Louis BattleHawks lead the XFL East have Jordan Ta’amu running the show. Ta’amu is the leagues’ leading dual-threat quarterback with 186 rushing yards, but is also second in passing yards (876). The 22-year-old has thrown five touchdown passes and run for one as well. He doesn’t have a star-studded receiving corps at his disposal, but is backed by a sturdy ground game. Ta’amu’s 75.2% completion rate is second to only the Dallas Renegades’ Philip Nelson.
The Los Angeles Wildcats might be 1-3, but Josh Johnson has played extremely well. He ranks third in passing yards (798) and has the second highest QBR (106.4) in the league. He’ll be more of a threat when he gets his top receiver, Nelson Spruce, back from injury to pair with Tre McBride out wide.
The Seattle Dragons’ Brandon Silvers has started in four games and has been erratic in almost all of his appearances. He’s completing an abysmal 52% of his passes and was benched for B.J. Daniels in his team’s Week 4 loss. Daniels nearly led Seattle to an impressive comeback win, and it’s entirely possible that Silvers won’t start another game this season. But he’s not the only player who might have lost a starting job, as the New York Guardians’ Matt McGloin, who didn’t play because of a rib injury in Week 4, could be replaced by Luis Perez moving forward. Then there’s the Tampa Bay Vipers’ Aaron Murray, who seems poised to play second or third fiddle to Taylor Cornelius and Quinton Flowers until further notice after suffering an injury in Week 1 and watching his backups outperform him.
Cardale Jones might not be the worst quarterback in the XFL, but he played like it in Weeks 3 and 4. The DC Defenders were considered to be neck and neck with the Roughnecks through two weeks, but Jones has thrown five interceptions with no scores in his last two outings. Only Landry Jones’ seven picks top Jones’ mark on six this season. The former Ohio State star has to turn it around soon to keep his team competitive.
XFL Quarterback Stats through Week 4