Kurt Benkert
Kurt Benkert
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Atlanta Falcons
IR
Injury Toe
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Benkert had a rough go of it during his 2018 preseason audition, completing 43.8 percent of his passes, with 5.4 yards per attempt and a 0:4 TD:INT ratio. Still, the Falcons coaching staff saw something beneath the surface that Benkert brought to the table, and decided to offer the former Virginia standout a spot on the practice squad. Benkert evidently grew from that experience, appearing much more poised in his second go-round while competing against the Broncos in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game -- completing 55.9 percent of his attempts for 185 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately, having suffered a serious toe injury during that contest and since being ruled out for half of the regular season with an injured reserve designation, 2019 doesn't project to be a breakthrough year for Benkert. However, if he rebounds well from the injury and continues to develop his understanding of the playbook, there is a chance he's Atlanta's backup quarterback headed into 2020. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Falcons in December of 2018.
Out for first eight games
QBAtlanta Falcons
Toe
August 6, 2019
Benkert (toe) was placed on injured reserve by the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Benkert suffered a major toe injury during Thursday's preseason opener, and will have to sit out at least the first eight games of the season with the placement on IR. The team signed Matt Simms on Saturday to back up Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub, confirming the serious injury for Benkert. The Virginia product will likely be stashed on the IR as long as he's out, in order for the Falcons to keep him on the roster.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
100.3
 
Cornerbacks
111.5
 
Safeties
81.2
 
Linebackers
108.3
 
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How do Kurt Benkert's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.95 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.33 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.15 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Suffers major toe injury
QBAtlanta Falcons
Toe
August 3, 2019
Benkert suffered a "major" toe injury during Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Suffers toe injury
QBAtlanta Falcons
Toe
August 1, 2019
Benkert completed 19 of 34 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Broncos. However, he suffered a toe injury in the fourth quarter and will not return, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Sticks with Falcons
QBAtlanta Falcons
January 1, 2019
Benkert signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on Monday.
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Clinches practice squad spot
QBFree Agent
September 2, 2018
Benkert was announced as one of the Falcons' 10 practice squad members on Sunday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Struggles in first preseason start
QBAtlanta Falcons
August 30, 2018
Benkert completed 10-of-25 attempts for 103 passing yards and two interceptions in Thursday's 34-7 loss to the Dolphins.
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