Yes, the Falcons need a quarterback. No, it's not a starting quarterback but a reserve. The Falcons bringing in Aaron Murray would make a lot of Georgia Bulldogs fans happy. However, he would be forced to sit for a few seasons behind Matt Ryan before he got any sort of opportunity.
And that's perfectly fine for both parties. Murray is just 23 years old. And for a position where guys last until their late 30s, he should be more than fine with sitting on a bench and learning the NFL game for a couple of seasons. Once he's ready, the Falcons could trade him for draft picks.
More than that, should Ryan ever get injured, Murray would provide a solid backup who could be a reliable passer in spot duty. In the best-case scenario, the Falcons give him an early shot before he starts for another team. In the worst case, he is a long-term backup like Jason Garrett was for Dallas when he played.
2013: 11 games played, 225-of-347 (64.8 percent), 3,075 yards, 26 touchdowns, 9 interceptions; 53 carries, 186 yards, 7 touchdowns
2012: 14 games played, 249-of-386 (64.5 percent), 3,893 yards, 36 touchdowns, 10 interceptions; 59 carries, minus-68 yards, 3 touchdowns
2011: 14 games played, 238-of-403 (59.1 percent), 3,149 yards, 35 touchdowns, 14 interceptions; 87 carries, 111 yards, 2 touchdowns; 1 catch, minus-3 yards
2010: 13 games played, 209-of-342 (61.1 percent), 3,049 yards, 24 touchdowns, 8 interceptions; 87 carries, 167 yards, 4 touchdowns