It is growing more and more likely that there will be a former MVP QB available during the offseason. Lamar Jackson has been distant from the Ravens lately and it seems like he will be looking for a new team, which begs the question, could that be the Atlanta Falcons?
Sportsbooks seem to think so as they see just one team as a more likely landing spot and it is a team whose projected cap space isn’t even in the same realm as the Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons sit right behind the Jets in odds to land MVP Lamar Jackson
There is going to be no shortage of speculation over the next couple of months when it comes to where certain quarterbacks will land in free agency. Guys like Tom Brady, Geno Smith, and Lamar Jackson could all hit the open market and with the Falcons not having an established quarterback, they will certainly be linked to at least Jackson.
DraftKings Sportsbooks actually has the Atlanta Falcons as the second most likely landing spot for Lamar Jackson if he moves on from the Ravens.
Really, it is the Jets, the Falcons, and everybody else. If you convert those into percentages, it means the Jets have about a 29% chance to land him, compared to the Falcons’ 22% chance.
If the Falcons are fully committed to bringing in Lamar, then they can certainly outbid the Jets, and just about anyone for that matter. The New York Jets are projected to have about $8 million in cap space which is the 18th most, compared to the Falcons having about $56 million which is second most. Only the Bears have more but they have Justin Fields, so certainly they won’t want Jackson.
This all just comes down to how committed the Atlanta Falcons organization is, if they are all-in then they will likely land him, as crazy as that seems. With the Jets’ Zach Wilson debacle, it seems like they will be extra aggressive in finding a new quarterback in March.