The Atlanta Falcons need to get something for Hayden Hurst
The Falcons—and the rest of the NFL for that matter—have just under two hours before the trading deadline hits. After 4 p.m. eastern time, teams will no longer be able to make any trades.
Atlanta should make a move before then, they should be considered sellers after the performance they showed against the Carolina Panthers. They do not have a team that can compete quite yet.
The Falcons need to get something out of Hayden Hurst before the deadline
This season is almost certainly the last year we will see Hayden Hurst in an Atlanta Falcons uniform.
Months ago, the team declined his fifth-year option on his rookie contract, making him a free agent after this season. There is no way the team will elect to extend him, unfortunately. The simple fact that he is a former starter and first-round draft pick will put him in a price range the Falcons will not be able to negotiate in.
It is time for them to do the difficult thing, and get what they can out of him while they still have the chance, this is their last opportunity to receive any compensation for him.
Who knows what his value is but it would probably be around a fifth-round pick or maybe even a little higher because he is so cheap. There have certainly been rumors that the team is looking to move on from him early, or are at least taking calls on him.
Even Tom Pelissaro has reported that fans should keep an eye out for a potential Hurst trade prior to the deadline.
The Green Bay Packers have been rumored to be interested and certainly, they make a whole lot of sense. Their top target at tight end, Robert Tonyan, was just placed on the injured reserve, so they have a hole at the position.
We will see what happens, nothing is for sure until it happens, but the Falcons need to get something out of their backup tight end while they can.