Add another quarterback into the mix for the Falcons. Atlanta has signed Rex Grossman, the 35-year old veteran quarterback, to a 1-year/$1 million contract. Ian Rapoport, NFL Network’s insider, confirmed the report.
QB Rex Grossman is signing a 1-year deal with the #Falcons today, source said
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 26, 2015
Grossman is a former-first round pick of the Chicago Bears. He never could stay healthy, as he finished all 16 games only one time out of six seasons for the Bears. He then went onto backup Robert Griffen III and Kirk Cousins in Washington, then finding himself in a Cleveland Browns uniform. The last time he played in a regular season game was with the Redskins in 2011.
Atlanta already has their starting quarterback in Matt Ryan. But the reason the Falcons went out to sign Grossman was because their backup quarterbacks have not been able to get the job done. T.J. Yates is someone people expected to be a fine backup for Ryan, but he is on the verge of being cut. Then Atlanta has Sean Renfree, the inexperienced quarterback that has never seen the field during a regular season game. So honestly, the Grossman signing was a smart move on the organizations’s part.
The Falcons go into Miami to take on the Dolphins this Saturday in their third preseason game. It will be interesting to see if the Falcons carry all four quarterbacks for the exhibition, Look for one of the quarterbacks to be cut, as both have shown they aren’t ready for the spotlight just yet. Grossman will be backing up Matt Ryan this season, and he is more trustworthy then Yates and Renfree.