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Wildcats Trade QB Luis Perez To The New York Guardians

Well, the Quarterback competition in LA is officially over. QB Luis Perez was traded to the New York Guardians on January 19th in exchange for QB Chad Kanoff. Perez was the QB who was assigned to the Wildcats back before the draft. However, ever since Josh Johnson joined the team, Perez was likely going to be the backup. 

Although unlikely, Perez could be a competition with Matt McGloin for the QB job in New York. With the season being just a couple weeks ago it is presumed that McGloin will be starting for the Guardians.

Since both players are backups on their respective teams this trade was mostly due to scheme fit. The Guardians must have been impressed by Perez and the Wildcats were impressed with Kanoff. 

Perez, a Division II standout, was the starting QB for the Birmingham Iron of the AAF. He was assigned to the Wildcats to be the face of the franchise but when Johnson joined the team that was all over. Johnson and Perez battled throughout camp and now that camp is wrapping up Coach Winston Moss made a decision. Although it is sad to see Perez go, the Wildcats are in great hands with Josh Johnson under center. 

You can catch Johnson and the Wildcats take on the Houston Roughnecks, February 8th on FOX. 

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Growing up northwest of Los Angeles, Matthew Shapiro has lived and breathed sports from a young age. As a youth writer/reporter for the LA Wildcats, Matthew has combined his love for writing and sports. Outside of football, Matthew is a huge Lakers fan and wrote about the Lakers prior to joining XFL News Hub. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @matthewxfl or email him at



  1. Ken

    January 20, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Perez is a very good quarterback. I watched him play for the Birmingham Iron.

  2. JD

    January 29, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    I watched him during his college career.
    This is one of those rare guys that ‘finds a way’.
    No matter how far down they were, he found a way to come back and win.
    In the end he won the D2 National Championship and the D2 version of the Heisman.
    IN one playoff game they were down 28 to 7 at halftime.
    Perez pretty much took the thing on his shoulders and took over the game in the second half.
    End score: 34 to 31 …
    This game, along with many others that year, showed just how COMMITTED TO WINNING Luis is.
    So you may not like what you see in practice, you may have issues with this or that, but when the chips are down, this guy leads the team to wins.
    That kind of leadership ability and the ability to do whatever is necessary in crunch time in a real live game is really rare. I hope he gets a chance to show that in real games in the XFL.

  3. Daniel Fletcher

    February 24, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    He looked pretty good at the end of week 3 game. I think the Guardians have found their new qb. The the Guardians plus the points if he plays week 4.

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