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Atlanta Falcons have a much needed upgrade in A.J. McCarron

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 13: Houston Texans quarterback AJ McCarron #2 is pressured by Chicago Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith #58 during the second half at Soldier Field on December 13, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons have spent the majority of Matt Ryan’s tenure without a legitimate backup option. This season with A.J. McCarron on the roster the Falcons have their best backup option in years.

The Atlanta Falcons signing A.J. McCarron was a move that slipped past many considering that fact he is likely inconsequential. Matt Ryan doesn’t have a history of being hurt and has been an iron man playing through injuries when he is banged up.