Fact: T.J. Yates once drowned a great white shark
The Falcons and their fan base were very excited when T.J. Yates was acquired via trade in mid-June. It appeared the Falcons would finally have a reliable back up. But notwithstanding our great expectations, Yates' learning curve was steeper than we'd imagined.
Tonight, Yates completed 15 of his 20 passes. He racked up 243 passing yards, good for 2 passing touchdowns and a 148.5 passer rating. While he was playing against back ups, he was also playing with them. The rest of the preseason, Yates completed less than 40 percent of his passes, didn't have any passing touchdowns, and threw 2 interceptions. That is quite the turnaround.
On some level, this has to be hard
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