The Lamar Jackson situation has not seen much movement yet, but I think the Atlanta Falcons are the overall best fit for the former MVP. The Falcons came into this offseason with a ton of cap space but still have some long-term questions at the quarterback position.
Is Desmond Ridder the answer? Well, only time can truly tell that. Right now, the Falcons are in an NFC South division that is very weak, to say the least, but the Carolina Panthers have done quite a bit this offseason and are well positioned to take the division over.
The Falcons are probably next on the list for me. They were a lowkey competitive team in 2022. Arthur Smith certainly knows how to build an offense, and the one thing that this offense is missing is a legitimate threat at QB. Well, the Falcons should do whatever it takes to get Lamar Jackson on their team.
With the non-exclusive franchise tag placed on the 2019 MVP, Jackson can agree to offer sheets with other teams. If the Baltimore Ravens don’t match, they’d receive two first round draft picks in return for Jackson, which would be a steal for his new team.
I think given the strong running game that the Falcons have along with the weak division and improved defense, Atlanta could take a huge leap in 2023 and beyond. In free agency, they’ve signed Jessie Bates III, David Onyemata, Kaden Eliss, Mike Hughes, and Lorenzo Carter.
It’s clear that General Manager Terry Fontenot has attacked the most pressing needs, and he could cap off a perfect offseason if he made a play for Lamar Jackson.
The offense would be a run heavy unit with two legitimate weapons on the outside in Drake London and Kyle Pitts. Jackson would finally have some solid weapons around him and I’m sure Fontenot would continue to build up the offensive core.
This is the perfect fit for the stud quarterback.