Rosen had been with the San Francisco 49ers for the majority of the preseason. They released him because of the overflow of depth they currently have at the position. It didn’t take long for the Falcons to pull the trigger.
Atlanta lost Matt Ryan’s backup, AJ McCarron, for the rest of the 2021 season because of a knee injury he suffered during the preseason. That left just Ryan and rookie Feleipe Franks in the quarterback room. Given the shallow depth, the Falcons picked up Rosen. It has since worked out for both sides.
The Falcons are keeping Rosen on their final 53-man roster. He’ll presumably by Ryan’s backup, given his experience over Franks.
The #Falcons announce that QB Josh Rosen will make their initial roster.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2021
There’s a good chance Josh Rosen gets some actual playing time for the Falcons this upcoming season. Atlanta wants to keep veteran Matt Ryan healthy. If the Falcons are in the midst of a blowout, either in their favor or against, they might as well give Rosen some playing time.
The Falcons were put in a tough spot when AJ McCarron went down with a season-ending injury. That left just Feleipe Franks to backup Ryan. With all due respect, Atlanta was in one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL because of it. The Rosen signing made sense for a lot of reasons.
The Atlanta Falcons begin the 2021 season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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