Despite the Atlanta Falcons voicing support for Desmond Ridder and having over $50 million in cap space to spend the biggest off-season stories for Atlanta have been about Lamar Jackson. This is despite there being nothing aside from speculation that Lamar is even on the move much less going to land in Atlanta.
Jackson and Baltimore have plenty of time to negotiate and everything Baltimore has indicated this off-season points to the quarterback returning. Why would the Ravens consider parting ways with the franchise star even for a wealth of draft picks?
Top ten quarterbacks aren’t easy to find even with plenty of first-round selections. Look at the last six NFL drafts as an example Mitch Trubisky, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, Joe Burrow, Trevor Lawrence, and Kenny Pickett were the first quarterbacks off the board in each of the last six drafts.
Even with the ability to choose the first quarterback in each draft the success rate is less than fifty percent. Joe Burrow is the only clear success with Mayfield and Trubisky both failing and Murray and Lawrence still needing to show consistency.
The Ravens have a top-ten quarterback who has already won an MVP and proven the ability to compete with anyone. The problems for the Falcons with this potential deal are obvious an point to the fact this deal is unlikely to ever be seriously discussed.