Atlanta Falcons News: Who will be the backup quarterback?


Who will be the Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback behind Matt Ryan, and is the offensive line better this season than last? That and more in the Dirty Bird Daily for Monday.

Seven weeks from now, we’ll be in Week 1 of the regular season. Let that sink in. Good morning, Falcons fans and welcome to the Dirty Bird Daily for a brand new week. It’s Monday, but we’re now a week closer to the start of the regular season.

The Falcons’ opener is just 55 days away, which brings me onto the “Falcons 50”. Just like last year, we’ll be counting down the final 50 days before kickoff right here at Blogging Dirty. We will be posting articles each day in the run-up to kickoff, each apart of its own ‘mini series’. Check out the “Falcons 50” homepage from last year to get an idea of what you can expect.

Like last time, this year’s “Falcons 50” will begin with a countdown of the Falcons’ five biggest games of the upcoming season. This will begin on Saturday morning.

Let’s get started with the Dirty Bird Daily. As you sip your coffee this fine Monday morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.

Training camp preview: Who will backup Matt Ryan? — Andrew Hirsh of

Who will be the backup quarterback to Matt Ryan in 2015? The job will go to one of either Matt Schaub or Sean Renfree. Schaub was signed as a free agent earlier this offseason, but he is far from locked in as the backup quarterback.

Falcons position group reviews: is the offensive line better in 2016? — The DW of The Falcoholic

The Falcons offensive line was a pleasant surprise in 2015, and it is set to get even better this year with the addition of center Alex Mack. Mack was signed in free agency after a whole host of problems at the position last year. Overall, has the offensive line improved over the offseason?

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Falcons alum signs with TNA wrestling — Andrew Hirsh of

Quinn “Moose” Ojinnaka, who played along the Falcons offensive line from 2006-09, has made a jump into pro wrestling, signing with TNA. It’s always good to see players make a successful career move after football, and he’ll be swapping the physicality of the gridiron for the squared circle (or a hexagon in TNA’s case).