3. Jacoby Brissett
This is by far the ideal choice for the Atlanta Falcons in a boring player who fans won’t be calling for yet a quarterback who has proven he can win games in less-than-ideal situations. Brissett was given a rough assignment starting for the Browns this season and yet he clearly outplayed Deshaun Watson during his time as a starter.
Brissett finished the year with 2,608 passing yards and 14 total touchdowns to 6 interceptions. He would be a perfect backup option one that Atlanta could use in short-yardage situations. Brissett is elite when it comes to converting short-yardage situations running quarterback sneaks at a high success rate and would offer Arthur Smith a great resource as a backup and a weapon for short-yardage situations.
Brissett is a proven passer and can make all the throws you need to run Arthur Smith’s offense at a high level. While he lacks the scrambling ability Brissett would have been a clear upgrade as a starter over Mariota this past season and is a great choice as a backup quarterback behind Desmond Ridder. Atlanta will likely have to pay a higher contract than usual for a backup to land Brissett, however, this is more than off-set offset with what they will save not paying Desmond Ridder next season.