Atlanta Falcons committing to Vic Beasley isn’t shocking
Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons committing to Vic Beasley for the 2019 season is not all that shocking, we all expected it. While I believe it’s time to move on, teams are going to give Top 10 draft picks every opportunity to lose their careers while trying to strategize their next move and replacement whether its free agency or the draft.
We are all well aware of how inconsistent Vic Beasley has been over his first four years and I think we all agree that in no way, shape or form is he worth the more than 12 million guaranteed that he is scheduled to receive in 2019; which becomes guaranteed on March 13th.
With Dan Quinn taking over the Defensive Coordinator position, can he utilize Beasley in a way that replicates that production we saw from him in 2016 when he led the NFL in sacks? At this point we have to have nothing but hope – which is hard given how the other three years of Beasley’s career have gone.
Beyond 2019, Dan Quinn told Vaughn McClure of ESPN “Beasley will have to earn an extension” but that he is “excited to see what he can be this year.”
I will say the one reason we should all be excited about Beasley coming back, rather the silver lining, is Beasley having to prove his worth beyond 2019 – athletes wanting extensions tend to play at a higher level. Regardless of the sport, young players in the final year of their contracts seem to have career years as they look to cash in.
Should Beasley have that same type of year and replicate his 2016 season, the Falcons will be the benefactor and another trip to the Super Bowl would be the reward.