Five quarterbacks merit inclusion in our series. (This summer's series, at least. We can always evaluate Dick Shiner next summer.) The first signal caller up for your inspection:
Chris Miller, QB (1987 - 1993)
Played seven years in Atlanta.
1991 Pro Bowler, leading team to first playoff win since 1978.
On pace for even better season in 1992 until injury struck, which would become a theme.
Five years as Falcons starter -- believe it or not while weeping into your hands, but that's somehow tied for the second-longest run in team history. *
Second all-time among Falcons in passing yardage and touchdowns, attempts, and completions.
Lower career interception percentage than the great Steve Bartkowski.
Career passer rating: better than 126 of the 225 quarterbacks that qualify for this list.
Also played minor league baseball, à la more-Falconly-than-not Falcons Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan.
Played three mediocre years for other teams.
Played five mediocre years for our team.
We will see Miller on the other sideline in week two: he's the Cardinals current quarterbacks coach.
Endured six concussions during his career before getting the hint.
Was not for one second in his entire life thought of as the most cerebral quarterback on the planet.
Career passer rating: worse than 98 of the 225 quarterbacks that qualify for this list.
* Another depressing fact: if Matt Ryan stays healthy all year, he's essentially guaranteed to be fifth on our all-time yardage list. After three seasons.
Current standings after the jump: