Luis Perez, quarterback for the New Jersey Generals in 2022, has signed with the Los Angeles Rams. It was announced today that the spring league veteran was picked up by the Rams, finally getting an opportunity with an NFL team.
Former @USFLGenerals QB Luis Perez is signing with the Los Angeles Rams. pic.twitter.com/aqP2DU7DIC
— USFL (@USFL) July 23, 2022
Perez split minutes with DeAndre Johnson this season, but took the majority of snaps down the stretch. With Johnson injured for a few weeks, it allowed Perez to take control, and he excelled.
Very impressive play from both Luis Perez and Braedon Bowman.
Gotta scramble up into the pocket, direct traffic, and then Bowman to make the contested catch in the end zone. Awesome play. pic.twitter.com/U1Ain9nEbs
— USFL Sapient 🇺🇦 (@USFLSapient) April 17, 2022
The QB finished the season with 1,200 yards, and nine touchdowns – with only one interception. He was phenomenal from the get go, being one of the most accurate passers in the USFL.
That's a grown man catch by Alonzo Moore 😤
Plus a great team celebration 🛶
📺 @USA_Network pic.twitter.com/jLG1KX9BS1
— New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) June 18, 2022
Perez led the Generals to the USFL playoffs, as they finished with a league best 9-1 record. In the semi-finals, New Jersey fell short to Philadelphia – but Perez put up solid numbers regardless.
.@DShep03 WIDE OPEN 💨
📺: @FOXSports pic.twitter.com/D3srowip2q
— New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) June 25, 2022
One of his season highlights came in week six, as the team battled the Houston Gamblers. Down by five, with a couple of minutes left, Perez led the team down the field – before sneaking the ball into the end zone himself to win the game.
LUIS PEREZ CALLED GAME 🔥🔥🔥
GENERALS WIN 🎖🎖🎖
📺: @FOXSports pic.twitter.com/3ijl6e9NGk
— New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) May 22, 2022
Interestingly enough, Perez has played with just about every modern spring league there is. He participated in the AAF, XFL, TSL, and of course the USFL. Now, he gets to pursue his NFL dreams with the Rams.
.@DShep03 is having a day to remember!
TD x2 for the Perez/Shepherd connection.
📺 @NBCSports pic.twitter.com/d7CaAGTpDT
— New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) June 11, 2022
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