ATLANTA – The Falcons and quarterback Matt Schaub have agreed on a two-12 months extension.
Schaub has used the past 3 seasons with the Falcons serving as Matt Ryan’s backup. He’s played in seven games and has done 6 passes.
Where Schaub has proved to be the most worthwhile for the Falcons is his means to serve as an additional pair of eyes for Ryan on the industry and in the film room.
“Matt has a good knowledge of our plan and provides worthwhile working experience to the situation,” said Head Mentor Dan Quinn.
Schaub has a wealth of working experience in Atlanta’s huge-zone plan getting ran it for seven several years in Houston below Gary Kubiak and Kyle Shanahan. He also worked with quarterbacks mentor Greg Knapp for the duration of that time.
Retaining Schaub makes it possible for the Falcons to retain some familiarity on offense, a unit that has underwent some adjust this offseason.
The Falcons hired Dirk Koetter to take around as offensive coordinator and also hired Mike Mularkey as tight ends mentor. Both equally Koetter and Mularkey are in their next stints with the Falcons.
Schaub was initially drafted by the Falcons in the 3rd spherical of the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Virginia. He’s played for the Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens for the duration of his 15-12 months occupation and has thrown for 24, 887 yards and 133 touchdowns in 148 typical-year games.