The Minnesota Vikings have made a surprising addition at quarterback.
According to a press release from the XFL, the Vikings have signed Jordan Ta’amu.
The QB was named the XFL’s Offensive Player of the Year after the league’s re-debut, having led the D.C. Defenders to a 9-1 record with 1,894 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and three interceptions.
Ta’amu, a star at Ole Miss in 2017 and 2018, has gotten opportunities in the NFL before, joining the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Washington Commanders, and Carolina Panthers. He’s had two spells with both the Chiefs and Lions but has never managed to get on a 53-man roster or practice squad.
The 25-year-old played his first two college years at the JUCO level for New Mexico Military Academy. He threw for 5,600 yards and 30 TDs in just two years at Ole Miss.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Vikings use him as they have Kirk Cousins, Nick Mullens, and rookie Jaren Hall already on the roster. Cousins remains the starter after what could be considered a relatively successful season in 2022, with the team winning the NFC North.
Jordan is the third Defenders player to be signed by the Vikings this summer, joining wide receiver Lucky Jackson and running back Abram Smith.
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