Sources: Falcons to sign QB Heinicke as backup

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The Atlanta Falcons plan to sign quarterback Taylor Heinicke to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, sources confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter, adding the former Washington Commanders fan favorite to a quarterback room that once again will be in transition in 2023.

A source told ESPN's Michael Rothstein that Heinicke is expected to enter training camp as the backup to Desmond Ridder, who started the final four games of his rookie season in 2022.

The deal represents a homecoming for Heinicke, who was born in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville and starred at Collins High School in Suwanee, Georgia.

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