Atlanta passed on Justin Fields and Mac Jones in the 2021 NFL Draft, leaving the 14-year starter without someone to take over his position when the time comes.
ProFootball Rumors reports the Falcons took a risk by passing on prospects in a better QB draft compared to the upcoming group, but the team does hold the No. 8 overall pick in the 2022 draft.
Could the Falcons grab the top prospect with the No. 8 pick? Team owner Arthur Blank said the Falcons need to be prepared to grab the veteran QB’s eventual successor.
“Our fans should look for a succession plan,” Blank said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “And I think that’s not improper. It doesn’t show a lack of confidence in Matt, but, you know, I mean, Father Time will get to all of us.”
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