After being signed to the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016, Josh Perkins joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018.
Despite spending much of his time in Philadelphia on the practice squad, he was promoted to the active roster this past year and played a huge role in winning games at the end of the season.
MarQuell Fripp-Owens was joined by Josh, as we talked about his impact on the team last year as well as the upcoming season.
Listen to the interview, below.
Q: What’s the virtual offseason been like so far?
A: “It’s been interesting, obviously my position group is on the east coast, so I’ve been working out by myself, getting in a lot of one-on-one time with my trainer.”
Q: Speaking of your position group, what’s it like being apart of such a talented tight end room?
A: “It’s great, I think we have one of the best tight end groups in the NFL, if not the best, and I think we all bring something to the table.”
Q: Around these parts, you’re called the Giant-killer. You had 5 catches for 37 yards in that Monday Night game and then you had another 4 catches for 50 yards in week 17 which included a spectacular touchdown catch. Can you breakdown that play for us?
A: “It was a 2-man route, designed to get the ball to me, but we didn’t get the coverage we
wanted. I tried to get to an open spot in the field and Carson threw a great ball.”
Q: Did you think the ball was going to reach you when Carson threw it?
A: “Definitely, we had about 8 guys blocking so I wasn’t worried about the time. I just tried to get to the open spot and knew that Carson had great arm strength.”
Q: You spent a year in Atlanta before coming to Philadelphia. What similarities did you see between Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan?
A: “I thought they both paid great attention to detail, both students of the game. I think that while Carson has better athleticism, Matt Ryan was better at getting the ball in on time, but overall, Carson has a better arm.”
Q: Your favorite shows are Martin and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. If you could only pick one to watch during quarantine, which one would it be?
A: “I think that I’d go with Martin because I think Martin is funnier.”
Q: One of your passions is singing. How did you develop that passion?
A: “Growing up in church, I was always singing, and my sisters and mom were always singing, so it runs in the family.”
Q: Who’s one defensive back that you want to go up against this season?
A: “I used to up against Jenk in practice, so going up against him in a real game would be
Q: What’s the best part about being an Eagle?
A: “I think the fans. They’re energetic, passionate, and just overall the best fans in the world.”
Q: What’s something you want to let those fans, as well as your teammates, know about your plans for this season?
A: I’m working my butt off, even in quarantine, just trying to get right, some of my workouts take a lot out of me, so they should expect a lot from me.”
Considering Josh’s talent and the fact that Doug Pederson loves to run the 2-TE personnel, it’s more likely than not that Josh makes the 53 man roster.
His competition went down after Richard Rodgers left in free agency, leaving only UDFA Noah Togiai to compete for the 3rd TE spot. Look for Josh to be on the active roster a lot more than the practice squad this year.
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