Should the Falcons bring back Vic Beasley?
Vic Beasley has been on a tear the second half of the season for the Atlanta Falcons.
When the Falcons drafted Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick, they thought he would fix the pass rush, which has been historically bad for years. Instead, he had one really good season in 2016 and showed a few flashes in his other four seasons.
The Falcons should consider bringing Beasley back because of his improvement during the 2019 season. The only issue is will the falcons have the cap space to bring him back?
Believe it or not, Vic Beasley is currently fifth all-time for sacks for the Atlanta Falcons behind John Abraham, Chuck Smith, Patrick Kerney, and Travis Hall. Despite Beasley’s recent performance, they might not even have the option to bring him back because of the cap situation.
Currently, the Falcons are projected to have negative cap during the 2020 NFL season and need to make tough decisions during the offseason.
The Falcons also need to re-sign tight end, Austin Hooper. Hooper needs to be a priority over Beasley because he is more proven and more consistent. Given the cap situation, the Falcons might not be able to bring Hooper back.
The pass rush has been a huge problem for the Atlanta Falcons and they need an overhaul at that position during the 2020 offseason. The problem is they will not be able to do so.
Even if the Falcons have a little bit of cap space and offer him a team-friendly deal, Beasley will decline the offer. Beasley is going to receive a nice contract in the offseason because average players are starting to sign big-time contracts in free agency.
Losing Beasley will be tough in the offseason but a move that could be for the better. Vic needs a change of scenery and the Falcons need to add pass rush help. Takkarist McKinley has potential but the Falcons need to target a veteran pass rusher in free agency and a rookie pass rusher in the draft.