The Steelers are inviting former Rams backup quarterback Bryce Perkins to a rookie minicamp tryout this weekend.
Perkins — who went undrafted in 2020 — previously played for the Rams. After starter Matthew Stafford and backup John Wolford went down with an injury, Perkins was forced to step up, leading him to appear in three games for the Rams.
In Week 12, Perkins stepped into the starting role against the Chiefs for a quarterback duel against Patrick Mahomes. Despite all odds, Perkins put up a valent performance, throwing for 100 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the 26-10 Rams loss.
Perkins also earned a Superbowl ring for being a part of the Rams 2021-2022 championship roster.
The Rams opted not to resign Perkins after last season.
Prior to his short NFL career, Perkins was the starting quarterback for Virginia in 2018 and 2019. In 2018, Perkins broke the Virginia all-time single-season record for total offense with 3,603 yards. To follow up on this performance, Perkins earned All-ACC Second Team honors and led the Cavaliers to the ACC Championship in 2019.
In college, Perkins was a dual-threat quarterback. In his short two-year stint with the Cavaliers, Perkins managed to break the Virginia all-time record for quarterback rushing-yards with 1,692 yards.
Prior to transferring to Virginia, Perkins played at Arizona State and Arizona Western College. Perkins did not start for the Sun Devils, but did post an impressive single-season with the Matadors.
While still unsigned, Perkins has already participated in other tryouts with other NFL teams. Just a week ago, Perkins participated in the Giants rookie minicamp.
Perkins is not the only quarterback the Steelers invited to tryout, as former Minnesota signal-caller Tanner Morgan will also be in attendence.