Houston Texans Signing Michigan Panthers QB EJ Perry

Houston Texans Signing Michigan Panthers QB EJ Perry

Not surprisingly, another Michigan Panthers athlete is headed to the NFL. QB EJ Perry has officially signed with the Houston Texans, joining the team midway through preseason.

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.

EJ Perry is no stranger to the NFL. He had a stint last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and performed well during preseason.

After such a strong USFL outing, Perry now gets to chase his NFL dreams with the Houston Texans.

Final Thoughts

The Michigan Panthers have sent eight players to the NFL, including:

RB Stevie Scott (Arizona)
WR Kaden Davis (Arizona)
WR Trey Quinn (Detroit)
DE Breeland Speaks (San Francisco)
DE Levi Bell (Seattle)
LB Frank Ginda (Atlanta)
DB Josh Butler (Dallas)

Had it not been for the platform – and the national exposure – that the USFL provided him with, who knows if this opportunity would have come along.

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