Mohamed Sanu is Atlanta's best quarterback

The Atlanta Falcons haven’t experienced the most charmed season since their Super Bowl collapse in February, but they certainly have found ways to have fun with it.

Atlanta dug deep into the playbook on Sunday in a 34-20 victory against Tampa and put wideout Mohamed Sanu in the backfield with some incredible results. After bobbling the snap, Sanu regained his composure and fired off a rainbow throw to Julio Jones for a 51-yard touchdown.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones hauls in a touchdown pass from wide out Mohamed Sanu against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yes, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.   (AP)

That’s as good of a throw as Falcons fans have seen this season and that it came from Sanu shouldn’t be surprising. The receiver has been called upon to sub in at quarterback a handful of times in his career with outstanding results.

Even more amazing here is that for a moment Sanu tied starter Matt Ryan for touchdown passes to Jones this season (one). That must’ve sparked Ryan, who came back out for the next drive and promptly fired off a 25-yard touchdown to Jones himself.

Sanu’s arm caught the eye of Detroit Lions wideout Golden Tate:

At this point Atlanta just needs to get the ball in Jones’ hands anyway it can. If using Sanu to do so is working, then don’t stop now.


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Blake Schuster is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!