Bob Bratkowski, the son of former Georgia standout Zeke Bratkowski, has agreed to become the Atlanta Falcons new quarterbacks coach, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
“Obviously it’s a quality organization from the top down,” Bratkowski said when reach by phone. “It’s a winning organization. Obviously to coach a quarterback like Matt Ryan and be on a quality staff in the NFL is very attractive.”
The Falcons defeated the Bengals last season at the Georgia Dome.
“Anytime you win as many games as they have over the last three years they are doing a lot of things extremely right,” Bratkowski said. “That’s easy to be attracted to.”
Bratkowski served as the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2010. He is credited with developing quarterback Carson Palmer.
He was fired after the 2010 season and Palmer has since requested a trade from the team.
Bratkowski played wide receiver in college at Washington State.
He coached in the college ranks at Missouri, Weber State, Wyoming and Miami.
He made the jump to the NFL in 1992 with the Seattle Seahawks. He became their offensive coordinator in 1995.
He also coached with the Pittsburgh Steelers before taking the offensive coordinator position with the Bengals.
Zeke, his father, played quarterback for 14 seasons in the NFL, seeing action for the Bears, Rams and Packers.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog