Falcons: CBS sports says it’s time to move on from Matt Ryan
CBS Sports says it’s time for the Atlanta Falcons to find their next quarterback
The Atlanta Falcons have some decisions to make after the 2020 season comes to an end and one of those is how they’re going to deal with QB Matt Ryan.
Ryan technically won’t become a free agent until 2024, but there is a potential out in 2022 following next season if the Falcons wanted to move on from him completely, but it would cost a pretty penny in dead cap- upwards of $26 million- for that to be the route taken.
Some analysts have suggested that the Atlanta Falcons might be interested in trading Matt Ryan, though that idea seems about as far-fetched as they come. If Atlanta wanted to get rid of him, who would they find as a trade partner that would be willing to take on that much of a hit to the cap for a veteran in his mid-to-upper 30s?
Even so, CBS sports is projecting in its way-too-early 2021 NFL Mock Draft that the Falcons will find the replacement for Ryan.
CBS Sports is projecting that the Atlanta Falcons will draft BYU’s Zach Wilson in the 2021 NFL Draft
It’s way too early to know exactly what will happen or even what we should expect from the Atlanta Falcons come draft time, but the franchise has been tied early on to Zach Wilson.
CBS Sports has the Falcons picking No. 8 overall and taking Wilson as the fourth QB in the top-10.
Watching Wilson this season, there’s no doubt that he has the potential and talent to be a successful quarterback at the next level. He can make all the throws you want an NFL quarterback to make and he makes it look easier.
Honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him go inside the top-5 behind just Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields at the quarterback position before it’s all said and done.
Perhaps Atlanta would do well to find the next franchise quarterback to learn behind Matt Ryan in this coming draft, but there are also plenty of other needs that the franchise needs to address unless it’s going to go into full ‘Jets style rebuild mode’ over the next couple of seasons.