Nick Perry was named as the Atlanta Falcons assistant wide receivers coach on Feb. 27, 2023, after serving as Atlanta's defensive backs coach from 2021-22.
In 2022, Atlanta's defense led the league in fewest penalties per game (1.06) and limited opponents to the second-fewest second half points per game allowing only 7.9 points per game after halftime. Under Perry's tutelage, safeties Richie Grant (122) and Jaylinn Hawkins (82) both set single-season career highs for total tackles. Grant added seven passes defensed, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt, while Hawkins finished with six passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one touchdown. Additionally, rookie cornerback Dee Alford finished with 25 total tackles, 0.5 sack, one interception and seven passes defensed in 2022.