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Atlanta Falcons sign QB Taylor Heinicke to 2-year, $20M deal


According to reports from NFL Network, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with quarterback Taylor Heinicke on a two-year, $20 million contract.

The 29-year-old Heinicke has spent the past three seasons as backup QB for the Washington Commanders. Back in 2021, Heinicke threw for a career-high 20 touchdowns with 15 interceptions; in 2022, Heinicke started nine games, throwing for 12 touchdowns, six interceptions and a passer rating of 89.6.

Based on incentives, Heinicke gets $4 million to sign, along with a $1 million roster bonus due on March 20. He also receives a guaranteed base salary of $1.32 million in 2023, and up to $680,000 in per-game roster bonuses. For 2024, the contract has a base salary of $5 million, a $1.32 million roster bonus due on the fifth day of the 2024 league year, and up to $680,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

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