Report: Atlanta Falcons working out quarterback Rex Grossman


Another name may about to be added to the Atlanta Falcons’ backup quarterback battle. Per Vaughn McClure of ESPN, the Falcons are working out veteran passer Rex Grossman.

T.J. Yates, currently listed as the backup to Matt Ryan, has struggled in preseason. In two games, Yates has completed 17 of 30 passes for 183 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Sean Renfree hasn’t set the world alight with his performances, either.

The 35-year-old Grossman has been around the NFL, but hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011. Kyle Shanahan was his offensive coordinator then in Washington, so there is a link between the two. That season Grossman played in 13 games, completing 265 passes for 3,151 yards, 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

He’s only played in all 16 games of a season once, which was with the Chicago Bears in 2006. That year, Grossman completed 262 of 480 passes for 3,193 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

The Falcons could add the veteran signal caller into a three-horse race to be Ryan’s backup this season. Whoever wins the battle, we can only hope not to see much of them on the field, barring fourth quarter blowout victories or a Week 17 appearance with the No. 1 seed wrapped up.

What are your thoughts, Falcons fans? Should Atlanta sign him?

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