Atlanta Falcons trade option #3
Baltimore accepting less than three first-rounders for Lamar seems unlikely in a hypothetical trade unless the team acquiring the quarterback is willing to do something like this. Sending their first three selections this season and their first two picks in 2024 along with a 2024 4th-rounder and a 2025 2nd-round pick. The Ravens would have more than enough to move up in this year’s draft or the next to land Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud or attractive assets to build around one of this year’s top free-agent quarterbacks.
Building around Lamar Jackson will be next to impossible in this deal when you consider Jackson’s cap number and the lack of picks for the next two years. However, having an offense with Lamar, Allgeier, Patterson, Pitts, and Drake London would give Atlanta a chance every week no matter who they were facing.
The flip side of this is that without the ability to improve the defensive line or pass rush any team Atlanta faces will be able to run a consistent offense. As tempting as acquiring Lamar might be if the star quarterback hits the trade market it is hard to see Atlanta overlooking the monumental cost and the toll it would take on the franchise.