What Is P.J. Walker’s Football Salary? His Bio, Family & Fast Facts

Published Date: 23 Feb, 2020 Updated date: 23 Feb, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Following a two season-long career in the NFL, P.J. Walker decided to join the newly-formed XFL for the 2020 season. Though his salary at the Alpha Entertainment owned league has not been flashed yet, he is expected to earn some great fortune.

P.J. Walker is an American football quarterback who plays for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. Formerly, he played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Indianapolis Colts.

P.J. Walker’s Bio: Age, Parents, College, Height

The 24-years-of-age player was born as Phillip Walker on 26 February 1995, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the United States. He is the son of his parents, Phillip Walker Sr. and Tamicha Drake.


P.J. Walker with his mother on 28 October 2012 (Picture: P.J.’s Instagram)

Standing tall at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.80 meters), Walker attended Elizabeth High School located in his hometown. Eventually, he was up and running with his amateur football career. During his junior year at the school, Walker threw for 2,168 yards and 18 touchdowns, while going 63.5 percent in passing percentage.

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Following his high school career, Walker decided to enroll at Temple University. While at the university, he played for the Temple Owls team from 2013 to 2016.

How Much Is P.J. Walker’s Salary?

Since his move to the XFL, Walker’s salary details are yet to come forward on the media screens. However, since quarterbacks are believed to be the highest-paid in the league, P.J. Walker is estimated to earn about $250,000- the sum made by the top players.


P.J. Walker in his Houston Roughnecks’ jersey (Picture: Houston Press)

Moreover, the average XFL salary is reported to be around $55,000. However, there is a bonus for each victory which makes sure Walker bags some exceptional earning. Here is the detailed base pay and bonuses for the average player, listed by Yahoo Sports:

Base pay-  $2,080 every two weeks, or $27,040.

Players will earn an additional $1,685 for each game they’re active – each of the league’s eight teams will have a 52-player roster, but only 46 will be active for games – meaning a starter will make another $16,850.

And players also get bonuses for a win, $2,222 per win.

Formerly, Walker went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft but was signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts. The quarterback played in the past three NFL preseasons and spent time on the Colts’ practice squad. Prior to his release from the Colts, Walker signed a two-year, $1,080,000 contract with them.

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Some Interesting Facts About P.J. Walker

  • From his four season-long college career, Walker recorded the stats of 74 touchdowns for 10,668 passing yards and 9 touchdowns for 771 rushing yards.
  • He tossed four touchdowns, helping the Houston Roughnecks register a 37–17 victory against the Los Angeles Wildcats in his team’s opening XFL game.
  • Walker was named the league’s first-ever Star of the Week for his opening performance.  
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