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Falcons’ Michael Penix Jr.: ‘Tremendous Blessed’ to Study from NFL Veteran Kirk Cousins

Julia Stumbaugh May 10, 2024 Stacy Revere/Getty Images Atlanta Falcons rookie Michael Penix Jr. says he isn’t worried that his position behind veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins in the depth chart means he isn’t projected to be a starter during his first season in the NFL. “It’s definitely going to be great,” Penix told reporters Friday

Falcons’ Michael Penix Jr.: ‘Tremendous Blessed’ to Study from NFL Veteran Kirk Cousins

Julia StumbaughMight 10, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 02: Michael Penix #QB08 of Washington participates in a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 02, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Atlanta Falcons rookie Michael Penix Jr. says he is not fearful that his place behind veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins within the depth chart means he is not projected to be a starter throughout his first season within the NFL.

“It is positively going to be nice,” Penix advised reporters Friday, per Charles Odum of the Related Press. “I am tremendous blessed to have the ability to be proper right here on this place with a veteran in entrance of me, simply studying from him and going about my enterprise each day and simply looking for methods to enhance and get to the place he’s, a number of years within the league.”

Penix is taking part within the group’s rookie minicamp in his first official apply as a member of the Falcons.

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Penix advised reporters he was excited to show to the Falcons that he can succeed within the NFL after main faculty soccer gamers with 4,903 passing yards final season.

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“It is one thing I have been dreaming of since I used to be a child,” Penix mentioned, per NFL.com’s Nick Shook. “And now that I am right here, I simply wish to proceed to show myself each day and present not simply myself however the group that I am right here to work and right here to assist this group win soccer video games any approach that I can.”

Penix added: “At any time when my time comes and every time my quantity is known as, I’ve simply bought to ensure I am prepared. I am right here now. I can not sit right here and be starstruck no extra. I’ve bought to supply.”

The Falcons drafted Penix with the No. 8 choose of the 2024 NFL draft after committing to Cousins with a four-year, $180 million contract the month prior.

Atlanta management has since reiterated that the group plans to begin Cousins in 2024, giving Penix the possibility to be taught behind the 12-season veteran as he works towards his personal beginning position.

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