NFL Reacts To Falcons’ Signing Of QB Marcus Mariota

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  • The Falcons traded QB Matt Ryan to the Colts on Monday
  • They quickly found a replacement in Marcus Mariota
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The Falcons are moving quickly in this week’s quarterback market.

It was announced on Monday that the team would be getting rid of longtime starting signal caller Matt Ryan. Ryan spent 14 seasons in Atlanta, landing four Pro Bowl invites and leading the Falcons to a Super Bowl appearance. He was named NFL MVP in 2016.

The former Boston College product has recorded 4,000-yard seasons in 10 of the last 11 campaigns, narrowly missing out on the feat last year by a mere 32 yards.

Now, though, he’s on the move. Atlanta dealt the veteran to Indianapolis Monday morning.

It didn’t take long for the Falcons to find Ryan’s replacement. Just hours after the news broke, the team reportedly agreed to terms with former Raiders passer Marcus Mariota.

Mariota agrees to a two-year deal with Atlanta, becoming the latest quarterback to find a new home in what’s been a very busy offseason.

The Falcons showed interest in Deshaun Watson before losing out to the Browns. The team was briefly mentioned in connection to Baker Mayfield, but those talks fizzled out quickly.

Now, Mariota gets the keys to the offense after a spending two seasons splitting time with Derek Carr in Las Vegas.

Mariota started 61 games in Tennessee prior to his move out west. In those starts, he posted a 29-32 overall record. The passer owns a 62.8% completion percentage over his seven-year career, tossing 77 touchdowns and tallying more than 13, 000 yards through the air.

Mariota is also deadly with his legs. The dual threat has run for 13 career scores, racking up three separate 300-yard seasons.

That versatility will be nice to have in Atlanta.

Social Media Reacts To Marcus Mariota News

With the deal being reported on social media, fans are posting immediate reactions.

We’ll get our first look at Mariota in the NFC South this fall.