Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub to retire

081520 Flowery Branch: Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub completes a pass during training camp on Saturday, August 15, 2020 in Flowery Branch.    Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com
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081520 Flowery Branch: Atlanta Falcons backup quarterback Matt Schaub completes a pass during training camp on Saturday, August 15, 2020 in Flowery Branch. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

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Falcons quarterback Matt Schaub, who has played in 14 games over the past four seasons at Matt Ryan’s backup, will retire from the NFL, owner Arthur Blank said on Monday.

The 39-year-old Schaub, who played 16 seasons in the NFL, was drafted by the Falcons in 2004 and served as Michael Vick’s backup before being traded to the Houston Texans in 2007. Schaub also played for the Raiders and Ravens before returning to the Falcons before the 2016 season.

Over his career, Schaub started 93 of 155 games. He completed 2,148 of 3,348 passes (64.2%) for 25,467 yards, 136 touchdowns and 91 interceptions. He finished with a career passer rating of 89.5.

Matt Schaub (left, with Vick lining up at running back) was a backup with the Falcons from 2004-2006. He showed enough potential in spot appearances that some fans called for him to play more instead of the spectacular but erratic Vick. Ironically the Falcons traded Schaub away in March of 2007, then found themselves in need of a quarterback after Vick was lost to the federal dog-fighting charges.
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Matt Schaub (left, with Vick lining up at running back) was a backup with the Falcons from 2004-2006. He showed enough potential in spot appearances that some fans called for him to play more instead of the spectacular but erratic Vick. Ironically the Falcons traded Schaub away in March of 2007, then found themselves in need of a quarterback after Vick was lost to the federal dog-fighting charges.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

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