Birmingham Iron Quarterback Review

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The Birmingham Iron have a good quarterback unit as a whole. The Iron have a diverse group as well, all taking a different route to get to the pros.

First I have Luis Perez, this is a really interesting player. Perez didn’t even play high school football! He was a bowler and has bowled 12 perfect games! As a quarterback, he went to JUCO at SW San Diego, then went on to play Division II football with Texas A&M Commerce. When Perez is under center, you can expect a huge arm and a guy who is very calm under pressure. I believe Perez is the most accurate of the group.

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Second, Alek Torgersen is an interesting player who went undrafted out of Penn in 2017, then went to the NFL. Torgersen had a bit of a journey in the NFL making practice squads for the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, and Arizona Cardinals. Torgersen is a dual-threat quarterback, his last season at Penn he led the team with 6 rushing touchdowns. He also has a cannon of an arm and can sling the ball effortlessly. I do think Torgersen has a bigger arm but Perez is more accurate.

Third, Blake Sims who played at Alabama in college and the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. Sims has a great arm, but even better accuracy, especially on his deep ball. The only downfall with Sims is he takes longer than most players to learn a new playbook. Sims can also run to make plays when necessary.

Lastly, Scott Tolzien, he has played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers in the NFL. Tolzien has an alright arm but nothing great, his deep ball really waivers in accuracy. A lot of the time his release seems rushed which is what can hurt him. Tolzien can definitely provide some great knowledge to the younger quarterbacks!

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