Falcons announce AJ McCarron will miss season with torn ACL

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The Falcons’ No. 2 quarterback is out for the season.

AJ McCarron suffered a torn right ACL in Saturday’s preseason game against the Dolphins, the team confirmed after an MRI today.

That means the Falcons now have only one quarterback on the roster behind starter Matt Ryan: Feleipe Franks, an undrafted rookie who played at Arkansas last year after transferring from Florida.

Franks said he has full confidence in his ability to back up Ryan, but the Falcons will likely be looking for another backup quarterback this week.

20 responses to “Falcons announce AJ McCarron will miss season with torn ACL

  1. I don’t care about the Falcons but season ending injuries in Preseason is a bummer. Speedy recovery AJ

  2. I hope they consider Colin Kaepernick or Tim Tebow. maybe Drew Brees would come back to be a backup. It would be great for the NFL

  3. touchback6 says:
    August 22, 2021 at 6:57 pm
    How do you tear an acl dropping back to pass? Time to hang em up, kid.


    Why does every comment you make here at this site have to be an insult? Just about the best site for information, maybe AJ reads this. Always, always, always tearing people down. He might very well recover. Assuming you didn’t invent medicine to slow the spread or symptoms of HIV, develop a COVID-19 vaccine or travel through time and invent the West Coast Offense, I think we can all tell you’re not a MENSA member. How about not ripping someone every time an article is released?

  4. Franks said he has full confidence in his ability to back up Ryan

    OMG what did you think he would say, “NAH I suck and should be cut”? Players always see more in themselves than others do!

  5. I remember the media pre-draft giving him the hype as if he was going to be a Starter in NFL.
    Get well soon and do something else

  6. Feleipe Franks should be only backup to Matt Ryan who has been very durable but unfortunately with Covid, they will need sign another QB.

  7. the Browns tried to trade a 2nd and 3rd round pick for this guy….at a time he was under contract for only 6 more week.
    Nice Hue Jackson move.

  8. Sorry to hear AJ. I tore mine at 58 and i know how hard the recovery is. Wishing you strength and a speedy recovery.

  9. Steelers trade Mason Rudolph to Falcons for 4th or 5th Round pick.
    You heard it here first, folks…

  10. Time for the Falcons to call Jax about Minshew. Would be a good landing spot for the kid see as Ryan won’t be playing too many more years. And let’s face it Minshew’s leadership and stats speak for themselves. The kid can play AND he protects the ball.

  11. Atlanta may be a good landing spot for Joshua Dobbs (Steelers). He’s a veteran back-up who is likely to lose his roster spot to DeWayne Haskins this year.

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