Camp Battles: Quarterback

Training camp is just little more than a month away, so it’s time to talk about some of the upcoming battles we may see.

The battle at quarterback this summer will be for depth. Matt Ryan won’t be looking over his shoulder for a second. Chris Redman is currently the No. 2, but there’s no guarantee he will keep that job. A strong summer from D.J. Shockley could unseat him. But Shockley’s grasp on the roster is even more tentative. The Falcons signed undrafted rookie John Parker Wilson, who with a strong summer could take over the No. 3 role.

Both Redman and Shockley are free agents after this season, which could contribute to the chances that Wilson makes the final roster. Unless the Falcons see both as long-term options as reserve quarterbacks, it may mean they dump one for the other and try to develop Wilson for down the road.

The most likely outcome and most conservative bet at this point seems to point to both Redman and Shockley keeping their jobs, and the Falcons putting Wilson on their practice squad.

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