2. Joe Flacco
If Joe Flacco is willing to return for another season he could be a great fit for the Atlanta Falcons. Remember Atlanta isn’t signing a backup to save the team but simply to provide a bit of guidance to Desmond Ridder and a player capable of making basic throws if injury strikes. Flacco is an outlier along with Nick Foles as quarterbacks who got insanely hot at the right time and helped lead their team to a Super Bowl win.
Many forget just how great Flacco was in that Super Bowl run with the Ravens jaded by the poor play he has displayed since that time. While Flacco isn’t a starting quarterback at this point in his career he had two good starts for the Jets this past season and has shown he can be effective in short starting stints if forced into action.
Having Flacco’s knowledge on the sideline to help guide Ridder and review in-game decisions would be a solid move. Unlike Baker Mayfield, there is zero risk of Atlanta Falcons fans calling for the team to bench Ridder after a bad start either. Flacco is similar in a lot of ways to Matt Ryan’s former backup Matt Schaub quarterbacks with starting experience are still capable of good moments if forced into action without any risk of a quarterback controversy.