Atlanta Falcons are the perfect landing spot for Lamar Jackson
The Atlanta Falcons should still be in the quarterback market this off-season with Bryce Young and Tom Brady on the market. Add in Derek Carr and the possibility of Lamar Jackson leaving Baltimore and there are plenty of top options for the Falcons to chase when they decide they aren’t content with Desmond Ridder being their only off-season option.
Of all the possibilities it is clear that Lamar Jackson would fit Arthur Smith’s offense perfectly and make Atlanta an instant playoff contender. Consider what Smith was able to accomplish this season with a rush threat at quarterback in Marcus Mariota. Mariota isn’t close to the rushing threat Lamar is and Lamar is the far superior passer.
Adding Jackson and receiver talent into the Atlanta offense would be enough to push them into playoff contention. His elite ability to create space in the pocket and create big plays paired with Kyle Pitts, Tyler Allgeier, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Drake London would make Atlanta a top-five offense and give them the franchise quarterback they are so clearly missing.
The two obvious issues with this move are that Baltimore has to let Lamar get away first for the Falcons to have a chance. It seems highly unlikely the Ravens will hesitate to pay whatever it takes to keep Jackson in Baltimore.
Even if they let him slip away the Falcons will then face the problem of outbidding the rest of the teams chasing Jackson and be willing to give him the guaranteed long-term deal that the Ravens have been so hesitant to hand out.
This move working out for both sides is highly unlikely, however, it is far too electric of a fit not to entertain. If there is even a hint Lamar will hit the open market the Falcons should be first in line to bring a player that would completely change the Atlanta Falcons franchise.