The Atlanta Falcons today announced that Bob Bratkowski has been named the Falcons quarterbacks coach.
Bratkowski served as the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator for 10 seasons from 2001 to 2010. During his time in Cincinnati, the Bengals averaged 321.2 yards per game and 20.2 points per game. His offenses saw seven players named to the Pro Bowl during his tenure.
News came over the weekend that the Falcons and Bratkowski had agreed to terms.
Bratkowski has been an NFL coach since 1992. He coordinated the University of Miami's NCAA championship offenses in '89 and '91. He entered the NFL ranks in 1992 with Seattle, and spent seven seasons with the Seahawks. In 1999 and 2000, he was the wide receivers coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to joining the Bengals in 2001.
The Falcons had been searching for a quarterbacks coach since before the Pro Bowl, when previous quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave was hired as the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator.
As a college player, Bratkowski was a three-year letterman as a wide receiver at Washington State. His father, Zeke, played quarterback for 14 seasons in the NFL, seeing action for the Bears, Rams and Packers.
Bratkowski was born Dec. 2, 1955, in San Angelo, Texas. Bob and his wife, Rebecca, have two children — son Shane and daughter Courtney.