P.J. Walker was on track to claim MVP honors, but Ta’amu quietly put together an impressive five-game season. St. Louis was expected by many to be one of the worst teams in the league, but Ta’amu and the defense both stepped up. Ta’amu completed a league-leading 72.4 percent of his passes (and led in adjusted completed percentage) for 1,050 yards, with five touchdowns and two interceptions. He led quarterbacks in rushing with 217 total rushing yards. He did all this behind one of the shakier offensive lines in the league, getting sacked a league-leading 12 times.
Following his career at Ole Miss, Ta’amu signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent. He was released near the end of training camp, and then allocated in the XFL quarterback draft to St. Louis. He now joins a Chiefs squad led by Patrick Mahomes — with Chad Henne serving as his backup. Ta’amu will compete with Henne for a backup role, but could also easily end up claiming a practice squad spot.