The Atlanta Falcons have a couple decisions to make with their 2019 first-round draft picks.
Entering the fourth year of a first-round picks career, each NFL team has to inform the player if they are going to exercise the player’s fifth-year option of their rookie contract with the deadline being May 3rd. Chris Lindstrom is due for that decision, so will the Falcons exercise his fifth-year option?
The Falcons have an easy decision to make with Chris Lindstrom
The Atlanta Falcons have until May 3rd to make their decision on whether or not they are going to exercise Chris Lindstrom’s fifth-year option as he enters his fourth year in the league already.
Side note, it is crazy that he is already entering the fourth year of his career as it feels like yesterday when the Falcons selected him with the 14th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Back to the topic, the Falcons do not have much of a decision to make, they must exercise his fifth-year option as Lindstrom was one of the league’s most underrated players last season. He was one of two guards to not allow a sack on the year.
Chris Lindstrom, no doubt, should have made the Pro Bowl, he is that type of player. You could even argue that he should have been selected to the All-Pro team.
Not many guards played better than Linstrom did in 2021, he was simply one of the best at his position.
Not to mention, he did not benefit from much help around him as he was a part of one of the league’s worst offensive lines. Jake Matthews and Chris Lindstrom were the only two consistent players on the offensive line for the Atlanta Falcons.
So, for the Falcons it is not much of a decision, they will almost undoubtedly exercise the fifth-year option on Chris Lindstrom’s rookie contract costing about $13 million, possibly even looking to sign him to an extension to secure him for the foreseeable future.