Baltimore Ravens

Quarterback Matt Schaub returns to Atlanta, where his NFL career began

Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub calls a play during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 6, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

It didn't take long for former Ravens backup quarterback Matt Schaub to find a new home. And it's a familiar one for the 12-year veteran.

Schaub, 34, reached agreement on a free-agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent the first three years of his career with the Falcons as a backup to Michael Vick.


After signing a one-year deal with the Ravens late last March to back up Joe Flacco, Schaub started two games for the Ravens when Flacco sustained a season-ending knee injury. Schaub completed 52 of 80 passes for 540 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions in those two games. Two of those interceptions were returned for touchdowns.

He was replaced as the fill-in starter, first by Jimmy Clausen and then by Ryan Mallett, when he sustained shoulder and rib injuries in the Ravens' loss to the Miami Dolphins.