2. Lorenzo Carter has made a bigger impact than the stat sheet shows
The Atlanta Falcons are desperate to find an elite edge rusher capable of impacting the game on a consistent basis. Carter clearly isn’t that player, however, his value and ability as a rotational edge rusher should demand the Falcons at least attempt to re-sign Carter.
Lorenzo is in his fifth season and has a chance to hit his career high in quarterback hits (12) in the final two games of the season. Carter has 4.0-sacks, 1-FR, and 10-quarterback hits on the season.
These numbers are not exactly what the Falcons are looking for from a starting edge rusher, however, if the Falcons can find a solid edge rusher to pair with Carter and Grady Jarrett those numbers will improve.
Carter is explosive and is a great piece for Atlanta to keep on the roster as they continue to search for a pass rush. This is an Atlanta team that has had the fewest sacks of any team in the league over the past two seasons and it isn’t particularly close keeping Carter doesn’t fix the problem but it is a step in the right direction.