The Vikings Add 2023 XFL Offensive Player of the Year

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The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to take on the Tennessee Titans in their second preseason game tomorrow evening at 7 PM.

However, before that happens, the Vikings added another player to their roster. This time, they signed a QB, bringing in Jordan Ta’amu. The news was reported by the official XFL Twitter account.

Vikings Interestingly Add Another QB
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Ta’amu, a 25-year-old quarterback that played his college ball at Ole Miss, was the XFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2023 with the D.C. Defenders. The team went 9-1 with Ta’amu at quarterback, and he threw for 1894 yards and 14 TDs. He also added 298 rushing yards.

Ta’amu began his collegiate career at the New Mexico Military Institute, and in 2016, he threw for over 3000 yards as well as 32 TDs compared to just 8 INTs over the course of nine games. After that season, he transferred to Ole Miss.

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The QB would play two seasons with the Rebels, and in all, he appeared in 20 games and made 17 starts. He threw for 5600 yards, 30 TDs, and 12 INTs between the 2017 and 2018 seasons at Ole Miss.

After going undrafted in the spring of 2019, Ta’amu has bounced around the football universe in recent years. He spent the 2019 preseason with the Houston Texans, and since then he has had various stints at the USFL and XFL levels. In his one preseason with the Texans, Ta’amu attempted 12 passes, completing 7 of them for 50 yards and an interception.

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In all likelihood, Ta’amu won’t be competing for a roster spot in Minnesota. Instead, he is likely just going to be another camp arm as the Vikings attempt to give Kirk Cousins and Nick Mullens some extra rest prior to the regular season opener on September 10th against the Tennessee Titans.

Ta’amu likely won’t play on Saturday night against the Titans, but there is a chance that he plays against the Cardinals next weekend. He is the third former XFLer on the Vikings roster, joining Lucky Jackson and Abram Smith.

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Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.

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