The Atlanta Falcons have a myriad of positions to address this off-season, however, finding pass rushers is certainly at the top of the long list. One of the greatest pass rushers of the last decade in Von Miller is set to hit free agency after the Ram play in the Super Bowl.
Could the Atlanta Falcons take a shot at this off-season’s best available pass rusher? Chasing Miller is going to be tempting for an Atlanta team that is going to be able to make a few veteran deals or one big free-agent splash. The way the cap will play out will limit what Atlanta is able to do this off-season.
Signing Von Miller would leave Atlanta with no cap room, meaning every other position must be addressed in the draft or on bargain deals. Miller would help fix a huge problem for Atlanta but is it worth the cost?
Signing Von Miller would be a splashy move that ultimately would be the wrong move for the Atlanta Falcons
Von Miller is going to cash in after his impressive run with the Rams and his memorable career with the Denver Broncos. He helped win Peyton Manning his final Super Bowl and became one of the most recognizable players in football.
Miller’s run with the Rams has been great for his career and has helped set up another payday for the talented pass rusher. However, Atlanta cannot risk being the team that gives Miller the contract he deserves.
Not only would it end any other impactful free agency moves for Atlanta it still leaves Atlanta without a clear answer. Miller is a great pass rusher but bringing in one great player isn’t going to fix all of Atlanta’s issues when it comes to the defensive line and their lack of pass rush.
Atlanta needs to take a different approach opting not to bring in a star pass rusher but to bring in veterans and rookies in a platoon role to attempt to fix the problem. Still facing major cap issues Atlanta cannot risk adding to it by bringing in another large contract.
Instead the focus this off-season should be to find pieces to build around Grady Jarrett and give the Falcons defense the pieces it needs to improve. Bringing in a star like Miller would be exciting but it would be the wrong move for a franchise that has far too many issues to solve.