Gerald McCoy in an Atlanta Falcons uniform as part of the brotherhood in 2019? YES PLEASE!!!
Rumors have been rampant for the last month that the lowly Bucs are ready to move on from the six-time Pro-Bowl Defensive Tackle. What better place to finish his career than with a team in the same division and in their Super Bowl window?
McCoy landing in Atlanta, even on a one year show me deal, would be better than any other free agent Defensive Tackle. Bringing McCoy in would also help the continued development of Grady Jarrett and Deadrin Senat while also helping Atlanta secure one of the deeper pass rushing defensive lines across the NFL – which for those paying attention, has been a constant in teams getting to the Super Bowl in recent years.
I know what you are saying, why go after a 30-year-old instead of drafting a long-term solution in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft? As we all know the NFL draft is always a crap shoot, and while this draft class is loaded with talent, no one knows if any of them will turn into a six-time pro-bowl defensive tackle.
When you are in your Super Bowl window, you take the proven vet with gas left in the tank.
While I won’t discuss who the Falcons should or should not draft in this post, I will say that the Defensive Tackle position is deep with talent in this draft and the Falcons can draft a highly talented guy for depth and development, while also making a play for McCoy, should he become available.
As we have seen in recent years in Atlanta, a change of scenery can be truly beneficial to a player physically, emotionally and mentally. Newly elected Hall of Fame Tight End, Tony Gonzalez, talked just yesterday about how much coming to Atlanta and finishing his career here meant to him.
When a Hall of Fame player of that caliber says this about your franchise, players listen.
A lot went wrong in 2018, bringing in Gerald McCoy would be the first step of many things going right in 2019.