3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t trade for Baker Mayfield
For the first time in fourteen years, the Atlanta Falcons are facing questions at the quarterback position. Matt Ryan is now a member of the Colts and the Falcons lack a clear option to start next season at quarterback. Even with Marcus Mariota signed Atlanta could look for other options at the position.
Understandably one name that Atlanta could be tied to is Baker Mayfield. With Deshaun Watson locked in as their starting quarterback of the future the Browns are still searching for a trade fit for Baker.
Despite the fact it could be a fit at first glance Atlanta should stay far away from any trades involving Mayfield or any other quarterback. Trading for Mayfield would be a splashy move but is it one that helps Atlanta or makes them better in any way?
The reason to avoid trading for Baker are clear and the Atlanta Falcons must pay attention
If Atlanta were to deal for Baker it will be a move that pushes them in the wrong direction. Matt Ryan will not be an easy player to replace and attempting to replace him in the same off-season with Baker is the wrong approach. The reasons not to trade for Baker are glaring and if Atlanta chooses to ignore them they will pay the price.