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T.J. YATES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons Looking To Upgrade Backup QB Position?

Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN has heard that the Falcons coaching staff would like to upgrade their backup quarterbacks position. According to Russini, there’s some question as to whether or not T.J. Yates is really the Falcons preferred option as Matt Ryan‘s backup. Russini wonders if the Falcons could have interest in Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins, given that ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates named a top-5 hero in NFL from last week

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
Via cover32 - Falcons
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

I Hate Thursday: Goodbye T.J. Yates, Hello Ryan Fitzpatrick

In this week’s edition of “I Hate Thursday” we recap the Houston Texans and their decision to say good-bye to T.J. Yates while giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the nod to become the team starter. I did already have some form of a take on this yesterday, but I will try to explain more in-depth as to why this is a mistake. First off, yes Yates wasn’t as good as advertised. In 2011,...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Trade: Atlanta acquires T.J. Yates from Texans

It was announced Tuesday that the Texans had released three-year QB T.J. Yates [article here]. What we didn't know, however, was that this release was actually a trade. It wasn't until Wednesday that we found out the Texans traded Yates to the Falcons in return for a LB.#184413152 / gettyimages.comTexans trade QB T.J. Yates to Falcons for LB Akeem Dent, per league source.— ProFootballTalk...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons acquire experienced QB Yates in trade with Texans

Hours after Falcons coach Mike Smith discussed his team's open competition at the quarterback spot behind starter Matt Ryan, Atlanta's front office all but ended the conversation. The Falcons acquired former Texans starter T.J. Yates in a two-player trade on Wednesday night, sending linebacker Akeem Dent to Houston in return. The acquisition assures the Falcons have plenty of insurance...
Via Fox Sports South
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Texans Release Quarterback T.J. Yates

Within hours of naming Ryan Fitzpatrick their starting quarterback, the Houston Texans have reportedly released backup T.J. Yates, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound signal-caller has completed 101 of 166 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,100 yards with three touchdowns to six interceptions and a 71.4 passer rating. [RELATED: 10 NFL Teams That Have Improved the...
Via Gridiron Grit
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why T.J. Yates deserves another shot to start

There are rumors out there that the Houston Texans have named Ryan Fitzpatrick their starter for the upcoming season, or that he is atleast the favorite. Fitzpatrick has lacked consistency his entire career, tossing 106 touchdowns but 93 interceptions in his eight year career. Case Keenum did show some impressive moments when he played last season, but lacked consistency and didn’t...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans mimicking Patriots under new coach O'Brien

As the Houston Texans attempt to rebound this upcoming season after a dismal '14 campaign, it makes sense for them to mimic one of the perennial best teams. According to quarterback T.J. Yates, the Texans this season will be the Patriots 2.0 under new head coach Bill O'Brien. "Obviously watch a lot of Patriots films and seeing how they do it." Yates told CSN Houston. "We're trying...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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