1. With Arthur Smith, What are the Atlanta Falcons other options?
If the Atlanta Falcons keep Arthur Smith heading into next season the team will be looking for a veteran quarterback. In year four with Arthur Smith, the coaching staff doesn't have time or the draft pick to take a quarterback. Assuming that it is Smith's job the Falcons will finish strong and play their way out of position to take one of the top 3-4 quarterbacks.
Even if the Falcons traded up for a quarterback this coaching staff isn't going to be given the needed time. This is a team that needs to win now and the best path forward to do that is adding a veteran quarterback.
Looking at the off-season the top names on the market are going to be Kirk Cousins, Ryan Tannehill, and Jameis Winston. Of that group, only Kirk is a clear upgrade and gives this team a reason to feel they have a quarterback that is going to be the reason they win.
Before Cousins was injured the quarterback was playing at a high level and looked to be turning the Vikings season around. Kirk is the only fit for the Falcons in free agency and well worth the contract.