3 Reasons the Atlanta Falcons won’t trade for Lamar Jackson
3. The cost of the potential blockbuster
Judging from past quarterback trades and the value of Jackson in the NFC it is fair to assume to even begin a negotiation you need to have three future first-round picks on the table. This is likely just a starting point with impact players or additional day-two picks included in a hypothetical deal.
Even if the unlikely happens and Lamar is on the trade market that is a huge price to pay even for a top-ten quarterback. Three first-rounders that could be used to land a quarterback if Ridder isn’t the answer plus additional picks Atlanta will need to stock their roster around Jackson.
You are putting pressure on the Atlanta front office to hit consistently on late-round picks and find bargains in free agency. You’ve put yourself back in the exact situation you were in with Matt Ryan three years ago albeit with a far more talented roster but a team that will be overpaying a quarterback and unable to completely build the roster.