Calais Campbell Dec 18, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; General view of a Atlanta Falcons helmet during warm ups against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

With the Atlanta Falcons technically still in playoff contention, they’ll be making a change at the quarterback position this week with veteran Taylor Heinicke taking over for Desmond Ridder. And it sounds like Heinicke is ready for the opportunity.

During a press conference this week, Taylor Heinicke made it clear that he has a lot of confidence as he takes over the role for the Falcons in an attempt to keep them in postseason contention.

“I have a lot of confidence in my game, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” Heinicke said according to Pro Football Talk. “If someone told me you’d be in your eighth year in the league — if they told me that as a rookie, I would’ve took it in a heartbeat. So the fact that I’m still here I feel like I’m doing something right.

“Obviously, I was out of the league two, three years ago, and I told myself if I get back in, I’m going to have fun and I’m just going to play every play like it’s my last. And that’s been working for me for the last two, three years. So, I feel like if I just keep doing that, good things will happen.”

We’ll have to see how Heinicke performs.

[Pro Football Talk]