Taylor Heinicke is headed to the Atlanta Falcons, bringing him close to home and closing the chapter on a remarkable two-and-a-half year run with the Washington Commanders.
The agreement in Atlanta is reportedly for two years and up to $10 million per year after incentives.
Washington paid Heinicke about $1.5 million per year each of the last two years, and had interest in bringing him back, but not at too high of a price point.
The Falcons get a much-needed veteran voice in their quarterback room, as they continue to work with last year's draft pick, Desmond Ridder, who was a college star at Cincinnati.
Heinicke, an Old Dominion alumnus, just finished his third season with the franchise where he rose to fame in 2020 as a COVID emergency backup who nearly defeated Tom Brady in a playoff game.
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