By now, everyone knows the story of former New York Giants quarterback Ryan Perrilloux. He went undrafted during the 2010 NFL Draft and later signed a reserve/futures deal with the Giants. From there, his career took a wildly bizarre turn as he was released and re-signed off of the Giants practice squad some several dozen times in 2011. By the time the cycle ended, Perrilloux found himself out of the league and out of a job.
Alas, that was just temporary. And although Perrilloux is not returning to the NFL – at least not right now – he has found work. He will be teaming up with another former LSU quarterback, Josh Booty, and several other former Division I quarterbacks in "The Knuckler."
"The Knuckler," which will premiere on MLB Network on February 13th at 8:00 PM CT, will focus on a competition between the quarterbacks to see who can learn how to throw the best knuckleball. The winner will be awarded an invite to Arizona Diamondbacks spring training, where they will have the opportunity to win a spot on the active roster.
The show, which is the first-ever reality program produced by Major League Baseball, will be hosted by former Boston Red Sox players Tim Wakefield and Kevin Millar, who is currently serving as an analyst for MLB Network.
Perrilloux will go into the show having some experience on the diamond, having played baseball while attending East St. John high school in Reserve, Louisiana.
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