Falcons HC Explains Why QB Feleipe Franks Could Play Tight End.


Feleipe Franks, the Atlanta Falcons’ rookie third-string quarterback, made his NFL debut as a tight end against the New York Giants on September 26th. Yes, you read that correctly:


Against the Giants, the Falcons used Pitts as a blocking tight end for two snaps.

At 6’6 and 235 pounds, Franks is similar in size to Kyle Pitts, a first-round draft pick who stands 6’6 and 245 pounds. Franks could be back on the active roster this week or in the near future, according to head coach Arthur Smith. During Monday’s press conference, Smith said, “There are some things that we think he might be able to add.” “He’s an excellent football player.” There are a few things we could do this week or in the future; it’s good for him to get his feet wet. ”

After playing in the slot, Franks attempted a read-option, which he failed to complete when he handed the ball off to running back Corderelle Patterson. Smith praised the Giants’ defense for applying sufficient pressure.

“We tried something, and they played it very well,” Smith said. “They put pressure on us from the open side and got us on the [snap]count..” They returned the bubble and made a play. Despite this, Smith was extremely pleased with Franks’ overall performance.

Smith said, “He made a good decision.” “You put the ball in their hands a lot of the time, and a guy pulls it when he doesn’t have to.” Feleipe’s performance continues to improve. We like what he’s doing at quarterback, but we believe he can contribute athletically at other positions as well. “We’re always going to look; if there’s someone on the roster who can help us, we’ll try him,” Smith added. ”

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! Could Franks be the next Taysom Hill?

Smith’s decision to use a backup quarterback at tight end is nothing new, as the New Orleans Saints did with backup quarterback Taysom Hill. Can Franks follow in the footsteps of Hill? According to Smith, only time will tell.

“Certainly, it’s worth a shot,” Smith stated. We’ll see if it grows and evaluate it, but he’s a hell of an athlete. ”

Several quarterbacks, including Logan Thomas and Jordan Reed of Washington, Trey Burton of the Bears, and Blake Bell of the Chiefs, have played multiple roles. But Hill is the only one who has so far made an impression on Smith. “New Orleans kind of set the stage for everybody, and everyone’s been looking for that type, and you see some people trying, too..”

They may have a running quarterback on the roster and put him out there, but they’re all in that role in situational football. Taysom is the only player I’ve seen who can play multiple positions. ”

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