3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons shouldn’t chase Lamar this off-season
1. Lamar’s injury
Setting aside possible compensation in a trade or the record deal Jackson would want after said trade the biggest concern should be his health. Jackson has a knee injury bad enough to keep him off the field in a playoff game and out of practice during the final weeks of the season. This isn’t Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes dealing with an injury with elite arm talent to fall back on but a player who is entirely dependent on his mobility.
Without Lamar’s ability to create outside the pocket would he be a top ten or even a top twenty quarterback in this league? While Jackson will likely fully recover and hopefully be back to the insanely talented player he has been it would be ill-advised to not at least consider the implications of this and future injuries.
Football is already a dangerous game for the quarterback add in Lamar’s play style and you have the reason Baltimore hasn’t already made him one of the highest-paid players in the league. Jackson’s recent history of injuries and the way he plays the position is a huge cause for concern for any team that not only will be forced to give up a huge trade package but also a record and likely guaranteed deal to Lamar.