We know about teams that are seeking to draft a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft but could there be a wild card team who could be looking to trade up for a quarterback?
That’s what Ian Rapoport of NFL Network mentioned on the Load Management Podcast. According to Rapoport, the Atlanta Falcons could quite possibly trade up and select a QB somewhere in the teens.
He also mentioned Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff being “strangely interested” in the crop of QBs:
The Atlanta Falcons haven’t been the same since blowing a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. The team has missed the postseason twice in three years, and that includes back-to-back 7-9 seasons.
Meanwhile, Ryan, who’s 34-years-old, threw for 4,466 yards and 26 touchdown passes last season. While he’s still a good quarterback in this league, Ryan’s contract after 2020 is a huge burden on the Falcons with cap hits of $40,912,500 in 2021 and $41,662,500 in 2022.
Since blowing a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots, the team has missed the postseason twice in 3 years, and that includes back-to-back records of 7-9. Now things just got even worse with Tom Brady in the NFC South and making it that much harder to secure a playoff spot.
He’ll be 38-years-old by the time his contract expires.