Atlanta Falcons Defensive Tackle Grady Jarrett allegedly wants Aaron Donald money, but does he deserve Aaron Donald money?
I love Grady Jarrett. I think he is a great young player who has shown he has the ability to be star. His dominating performance for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 against the New England Patriots was astonishing. He has been a great player since being drafted and deserves to get paid. However, I do not believe he has done enough to garner Aaron Donald money.
Jarrett’s statistics so far in his career are not even close to Donald’s. Donald has been in the league since 2014. Over this span, he has accumulated 59.5 sacks, 97 tackles for loss and 13 forced fumbles! Those numbers are absolutely ridiculous.
Jarrett has been in the league since 2015. In his career so far, he has tallied 14 sacks, 31 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. Again, I love Jarrett, but his numbers don’t even come close to Donald’s.
Donald can single handedly disrupt a game with his speed and power. With Jarrett, he will make plays, no doubt about that, but not game changing plays that can decide a game. It may seem unfair to compare these two players, but this comparison has to be made if Grady and his camp are asking for Donald money.
The only similarity between the two players are their playoff resumes. Both players have had great performances in their playoff games.
I am eager see how this situation unfolds. The Falcons definitely need to resign Jarrett. He is too good a player and too important for the Falcons to not be resigned. I hope a deal gets done because I am a fan of his.
If Jarrett wants to be paid Donald money, he needs to give the Atlanta Falcons Donald-like play on the field.