Former Florida quarterback Rex Grossman has signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

Grossman has not played in an NFL game since 2011; however, due to struggles this fall by the other Atlanta backup QBs, the Falcons moved to sign Grossman. It should be noted that starting QB Matt Ryan is quite durable and hasn’t missed a game since 2009.

Previously, Grossman played for the Chicago Bears (drafted 22nd overall in the 2003 draft), the Houston Texas and the Washington Redskins. Grossman, now 35, helped the Bears reach Super Bowl XLI against the Colts.

Last season, Grossman was cut by the Cleveland Browns before the season began. After multiple injuries to the quarterbacks on the roster, the Browns offered Grossman a one-week contract in December. Grossman declined the offer and opted to spend the holidays with his family.

During his three seasons as a Gator (2000-2002), Grossman threw for 9164 yards and 77 touchdowns.