According to numerous reports, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed former AAF quarterback, Luis Perez. This shouldn’t come as a huge shock given that the Birds only had two quarterbacks on the roster prior to his arrival, but the player himself maybe will. Here’s all you need to know.
At 6’3, 222 lbs, Perez possesses a solid frame and the height that Pederson would typically look for in his quarterbacks, but the 24-year old has an interesting history.
Perez went undrafted out of Texas A&M Commerce last season and spent the Summer with the Rams, learning under Sean McVay (immediate eyebrow raise). Prior to his lone season at A&M Commerce, he played JUCO Football at Southwestern College, California. He was awarded the Harlon Hill Trophy in 2017, labeling him the best football player in NCAA Division II.
Perez is probably best known for his most recent stint with the Birmingham Iron in the AAF, but he didn’t exactly set the league on fire. He was even benched at one stage and ended up completing just 52.3% of passes for a total of 1,465 yards, five touchdowns, six picks and a 65.9 passer rating.
Purely a developmental quarterback, Perez would slot in behind Sudfled and Wentz to compete for the QB3 spot. Likely this year’s ‘Joe Callahan, Perez has plenty of upside, an interesting backstory, and impressed NFL scouts in the first few weeks of the AAF. A workout with the Eagles was all he needed…so is there another underdog story waiting to happen in Philadelphia?
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