Dante Fowler is the best free agent signing under Thomas Dimitroff
By getting Dante Fowler to agree to terms with the Atlanta Falcons, general manager Thomas Dimitroff has had his fair share of free agent swing and misses, hit one out of the park.
The Atlanta Falcons will sign Dante Fowler to a three-year deal worth $48 million dollars and this signing couldn’t have come at a better time.
Dimitroff didn’t go out and sign a low tier veteran in hopes of a career resurgence like he did with Steven Jackson. He went out and got someone that can contribute to this team in a big way. The signing of Fowler is the best free-agent acquisition that Thomas Dimitroff has pulled off.
Some people will argue that the signing of Alex Mack or Michael Turner as the best signing under his guidance, but this signing is one that many will have to read between the lines to understand. Turner and Mack have been very good, but an elite pass rush is the most sought after group in the NFL and he gives the Falcons a deadly one-two punch.
Head coach Dan Quinn is a former coach of Fowler from his days back in Florida. If anyone can bring out the best in Fowler, its the guy that helped him become the third overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
The signing of Fowler fills a major need, a need the Falcons have been trying to fill for years. This is a substantial upgrade over Vic Beasley who had a tremendous year and a half over the five years he was with the team.
Fowler didn’t have the best start to his career with the Jaguars but he came into his own last season with the Rams. He registered 11.5 sacks playing alongside Aaron Donald. In Atlanta, Fowler gets to line up beside Grady Jarrett, a player that commands as much attention as Donald which will make life easier for Fowler.
If a ferocious, hungry Takk Mckinley decides to show up this season, the Falcons could have something brewing on that defensive line and Dante Fowler could very well be the reason.