The Jets signed Matt Flynn after Rex Grossman turned them down, Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN.com tweets. Meanwhile, Grossman is drawing interest from the Falcons.
We heard last week that Grossman is dealing with an injury he suffered during his training and will need a few weeks to get ready for live action. The former Bears signal caller was linked to the Jets shortly after Geno Smith‘s jaw was broken and it would seem that he was one of the top options – or perhaps the top option – for Gang Green.
Alas, the University of Florida product won’t be coming to New York and he could instead pop up in Atlanta. At present, the Falcons have T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree backing up Matt Ryan.
Grossman, 35 on Sunday, last appeared in the NFL in 2013 with Washington, though he did not see any time on the field. His last season under center was all the way back in 2011 when he started 13 games in D.C., throwing for 3,151 yards with 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. The veteran is known for his proclivity for throwing the deep ball, which has led to a great deal of turnovers in the past.