Former Rams QB Luis Perez threw 1st TD pass of UFL season and it was a beauty

If there’s a new startup football league, you can bet Luis Perez is going to be the first quarterback to throw a touchdown pass.

The former Rams hopeful has made a name for himself in spring leagues over the last three years, playing well in the USFL and XFL. Unsurprisingly, he’s also a starting quarterback in the new UFL, which got its 2024 season underway on Saturday.

Perez is the starter for the Arlington Renegades and in Saturday’s season opener, he was the first quarterback to throw a touchdown pass. It was a 51-yard bomb to Isaiah Winstead to give the Renegades an 11-3 lead over the Birmingham Stallions.

Perez has now thrown the first touchdown pass of the season in the USFL, XFL and UFL, which is pretty remarkable. It’s impressive enough for him to keep earning starting jobs in these spring leagues, but to be the first player to throw a touchdown pass each time? That’s flat-out unbelievable.

Good for Perez, who had a couple of stints with the Rams in 2018 and 2022 but hasn’t stuck on the roster.

Story originally appeared on Rams Wire