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Davis spent last season as the third quarterback behind Ryan and No. 2 backup Luke McCown. He was never active for a game day, but he spent the entire season in every meeting the coaches had with Ryan and McCown, providing the rookie with vital experience.
This year offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has some change at the QB position with three players with a combined single season of experience vying to backup Ryan. Ryan’s been a stabilizing force amidst the change in the meeting room and Koetter is looking forward to seeing Davis play meaningful snaps in the preseason.
Last preseason, Davis was one of the surprises, albeit at a position manned by a Pro Bowler. He managed to find playing time in all four preseason games and played exceptionally well given that it was his first NFL experience.
Davis completed 33 of his 56 pass attempts, displaying an impressive ability to be efficient and complete passes in the Falcons’ offense. His youth showed some in his three interceptions, but he threw for four touchdowns, as well.
He showed improvement each week, ending in his Week 4 performance that saw him play the entire game, completing 14 of 24 passes with two touchdowns. Two of his preseason scores were on explosive plays, connecting on 39-yard and 49-yard touchdown passes. He completed the preseason with a QB rating of 84.6.