Falcons OC Zac Robinson explains what he looks for in a quarterback

The Atlanta Falcons still have plenty to figure out before the 2024 season begins, but the future of the quarterback position is the team’s biggest remaining question mark going into the offseason.

Shortly after accepting the Falcons head-coaching job, Raheem Morris hired former Rams quarterbacks coach/pass-game coordinator Zac Robinson as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator. Robinson spent the past few years in Los Angeles working with Matthew Stafford and knows what a good QB looks like up close.

On Wednesday, Atlanta’s new play-caller met with the media and laid out what he likes in a quarterback.

“When you look at that position, that guy’s gotta be the most competitive guy in the room,” said Robinson. “They gotta have mental and physical toughness. They gotta be able to think. They gotta have mental capacity. They gotta be able to throw the football accurately.”

Robinson said the team was still evaluating the team’s current quarterbacks — Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke — but made it clear what he wants in a QB.

“You gotta have a guy that wants to have the ball in his hands in those crunch-time moments, so that’s what we’re looking for,” said Robinson. “Whether it’s a pocket guy, whether it’s a guy that can move around a little bit, we’re just looking for the best guy.”

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire