Perry was sensational in the USFL this season. He only played two games, but accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. In week seven, the Michigan Panthers cut QB Eric Barriere. They quickly brought in EJ Perry, but most assumed that he’d be the third stringer through the rest of the season.
This was not the case. Ahead of a do or die matchup against Philadelphia in week ten, HC Mike Nolan decided to hand the reins to Perry.
EJ was fantastic, leading a double digit comeback in the second half to push Michigan to the playoffs. His efforts through the air and on the ground were impressive, considering how new he was to Eric Marty’s system.
In the postseason, EJ Perry gave it his all. He threw for 370 yards – a USFL playoffs record – and nearly willed Michigan to victory by himself. A bitter overtime loss ultimately sent the team home, but it wasn’t before EJ had shown the entire nation what he was made of.
Despite the loss last night, EJ Perry gave it everything he had:
23/38 (60.5%) 370 passing yards 9.7 YPA 3 total TD