Rex Grossman hasn’t been an above-average QB since 2007
Following preseason performances by quarterback T.J. Yates that combined to produce a -1.4 overall PFF grade, 0-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio, and 46.9 QBR, the Atlanta Falcons have signed veteran QB Rex Grossman to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Grossman has trailed closely behind Falcons new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan from the Houston Texans (2009) to the Washington Redskins (2010-13), and also spent three weeks of the preseason with the Cleveland Browns in 2014.
Atlanta fans shouldn’t expect much from the team’s new acquisition. The last time Grossman saw regular-season action, he ranked No. 30 in our QB grades, while starting 13 games for Washington in ’11. The 35-year-old has failed to finish with a positive overall PFF grade in any season since 2007.
Should the Falcons find themselves in the unenviable position of Grossman leading the offense this season, they can expect another season with a northward-view from the bottom of the NFC South.