Falcons Have Signed a Backup QB: Report

Falcons Have Signed a Backup QB: Report


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Quarterback AJ McCarron #5 of the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Atlanta Falcons announced on Friday that they have signed AJ McCarron as one of their backup quarterbacks.

The Falcons needed to make this move one way or another with just Matt Ryan left on their QB depth chart after the release of Kurt Benkert and Matt Schaub’s retirement. McCarron adds veteran experience and the Falcons will likely turn to a younger face somewhere in the next few rounds of the draft.

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McCarron, an Alabama product, was originally a fifth round draft selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL Draft. Over the last 7 years, McCarron has spent time with the Raiders and Texans following his sting with Cincy.

He played last season as Deshaun Watson’s backup, appearing in just two games for Houston.

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