Falcons Promote Third QB to Energetic Roster




Kurt Benkert #6 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a move within the first half of a preseason recreation towards the Denver Broncos in 2019.

The Atlanta Falcons introduced on Saturday that third-string quarterback Kurt Benkert has been designated a COVID-19 flex to their lively roster for Sunday’s matchup towards the New Orleans Saints.

This would be the first time this season that Benkert has been referred to as as much as the 53-man roster for a recreation, however the Falcons have protected him on the apply squad each week all year long,  so this was sure to occur. Benkert has been with the staff since 2018 when he signed as an undrafted school free agent out of Virginia with Atlanta.

It’s protected to say, Benkert has been ready for today.

His luscious locks are trying good too.

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There are not any accidents with Matt Ryan or Matt Schaub, so Benkert will slide in at quantity three on the depth chart.

Benkert Stored Optimistic Mindset After Season-Ending Damage

Benkert injured his foot final yr which precipitated him to overlook the season. Nonetheless, final yr wasn’t the primary season-ending damage for him, fairly frankly it wasn’t the worst for him both.

Throughout his collegiate profession, Benkert was set to develop into the beginning quarterback for East Carolina College. Then he tore his ACL per week earlier than the season opener—an damage that might change his profession’s path without end.

By way of each accidents, Benkert continued to remain optimistic via the restoration course of.

“The one in school was the toughest one as a result of there’s a lot uncertainty as a university participant, you don’t know”, Benkert instructed Heavy.com. “Is that this going to have an effect on me entering into the NFL? How are folks going to view me? You begin pondering to your self, are you damage inclined? That was form of only a freak damage.

“The one within the preseason (2019) I acquired tackled improper and there was nothing I may do. However a non-contact damage (ACL) is a little bit scary. However knock on wooden I haven’t had something like that occur since so it’s been good to form of recover from that hump. I do know that if I get injured once more in a while down the road, I’m going to beat it. So it’s not prefer it’s the top of the world. It was arduous after I was younger although.”

Drew Brees Dominated Out Sunday

Of their win towards San Francisco final week, Brees took a brutal hit from defensive finish Kentavius Road, with eight minutes left on the clock within the second quarter.

Brees suffered a collapsed lung and some damaged ribs. The Saints put him on the injured reserve Saturday and he’ll return in three weeks.

This implies backup Jamies Winston or Taysom Hill will begin towards the Falcons on Sunday. Present experiences are saying that Hill, the third-string quarterback, would be the one to start out since he obtained all of the snaps in apply.

The Falcons may have referred to as up Benkert incase the Saints blow it with out Brees, giving the backups in Atlanta an opportunity to play.

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