Kurt Benkert
Kurt Benkert
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Atlanta Falcons
Questionable
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.
To battle for backup job
QBAtlanta Falcons
Toe
February 25, 2020
General manager Thomas Dimitroff stated Tuesday that he expects Benkert to compete for the backup quarterback job in 2020, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Dimitroff exuded optimism about both Benkert and Danny Etling on Tuesday, and mentioned that they each will "battle for that second or third spot" alongside Matt Schaub. Benkert made a positive impression during his lone preseason appearance of 2019, throwing for 185 yards and one touchdown while committing zero turnovers against the Broncos on Aug. 1, before suffering a severe toe injury during the latter half of the contest. Dimitroff did not necessarily rule out the possibility of Atlanta acquiring a QB via the draft, but Benkert has his name firmly planted on the GM's radar heading into the new league year.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kurt Benkert
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248 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the DFS options for Thursday's Hall of Fame Game as the Falcons and Broncos kick off the NFL season.
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February 2, 2018
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Misses all but one game with injury
QBAtlanta Falcons
Toe
January 11, 2020
Benkert (toe) suffered an injury during Atlanta's exhibition opener against Denver, and he did not end up making another appearance during his second NFL season out of Virginia.
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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.
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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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