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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