The Atlanta Falcons have made the decision to carry three quarterbacks on the initial 53-man roster heading into Week 1. While rookie Feleipe Franks was expected to make the cut, it may be surprising to hear that fourth-year pro Josh Rosen has as well. The two will act as backups to starter Matt Ryan.
Rosen is now on his third team since entering the league as a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was signed by the Falcons just a few days prior to the team's final preseason game. The 24-year-old seemingly had one chance to impress the coaching staff and he did just that.
While Franks started the game and played the entire first half, Rosen took over after halftime. He ended up completing 9 of his 18 pass attempts for 118 yards. Rosen also tossed Atlanta's only passing touchdown of the preseason by hooking up with wide receiver Juwan Green in the end zone.
The Falcons have not stated whether Rosen is the second or third string quarterback as of yet. It may not ultimately matter given Ryan has missed just one game over the last 11 seasons. The veteran signal-caller will be looking to lead Atlanta to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.
This is just another stop in what has been a disappointing career for Rosen thus far. It's worth keeping an eye on if he sticks around or not. The Falcons currently have odds set at +200 to reach the postseason and odds set at +6000 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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