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I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Jaguars and Falcons.
Byron Leftwich was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round, seventh overall, in the 2003 NFL Draft. Leftwich spent four seasons with the Jaguars, earning the starting role and demonstrating a strong arm and leadership abilities.
In Jacksonville, Leftwich threw for over 9,000 yards and 51 touchdowns. After his time with the Jaguars, he had stints with the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Throughout his career, he accumulated 10,532 passing yards and 58 touchdowns.
After retiring as a player, Leftwich transitioned into coaching, notably serving as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Under his guidance, the Buccaneers’ offense thrived, playing a key role in the team’s victory in Super Bowl LV following the 2020 season.
Leftwich Key Stats
- Super Bowl Champ (Steelers)
Andre Rison was selected in the first round, 22nd overall, by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1989 NFL Draft. Throughout his career, Rison’s big-play ability made him one of the most exciting receivers of his era, and his contributions on the field were often matched by his colorful personality off of it.
During his career, Rison played for multiple teams including the Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. As a wide receiver, he amassed over 10,000 receiving yards and 84 touchdown receptions.
He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a First-Team All-Pro in 1990. He was also a key mid-season addition to the Packers team that ended up winning Super Bowl XXXI.
Rison Key Stats
- 1st Team All-Pro (Falcons)
- Pro Bowl (Falcons, Chiefs)
- Super Bowl Champ (Packers)
- 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Falcons, Chiefs)
Bob Whitfield was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round, eighth overall, in the 1992 NFL Draft. He played as an offensive tackle and enjoyed a lengthy 15-year career in the league.
Whitfield immediately became a fixture on the Falcons’ offensive line, starting all 16 games in his second season. He would go on to start nearly every game for the Falcons over the next decade, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 1998 and helping the team reach Super Bowl XXXIII that same year.
After his time in Atlanta, Whitfield played for the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over the course of his career, he appeared in 220 regular-season games, starting 176 of them. Whitfield’s consistent play and reliability on the offensive line made him one of the standout tackles during his time in the league.
Johnathan Cyprien was drafted in the second round, 33rd overall, by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2013 NFL Draft. Cyprien started his career with the Jaguars and played for the team from 2013 to 2016. Following his time with the Jaguars, he played for multiple teams, including the Titans, Eagles, Falcons, and 49ers.
Although he didn’t receive any Pro Bowl selections, Cyprien was a solid player during his career, known for his tackling and run-stopping abilities. He started 60 games during his 4 years in Jacksonville, recording over 450 tackles.
Cyprien was a bit of a journeyman after the Jaguars, playing for 4 different teams over a short span. His versatility and experience made him a valuable asset for NFL defenses, particularly against the run.
Luke McCown had a lengthy NFL career, spanning over a decade, predominantly in a backup quarterback role. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
After spending time with the Browns, he moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he played from 2005 to 2008, and had some opportunities as a starter, showcasing potential in various games.
His journey in the NFL continued with stints at several other teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. Throughout his time with the Saints, McCown served as a reliable backup to Drew Brees and even started in a couple of games.