Bad news for Falcons fans hoping to trade up in the NFL Draft

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Multiple sources have suggested that the Falcons hope to move up in the NFL Draft to snag the quarterback of their choice. That’s clearly the most desirable option, given the quality of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft and the Falcons current situation. They have a lot of pieces in place and plenty of cap space, which allows them the flexibility to part ways with significant draft capital in order to land their next franchise quarterback.

Unfortunately, that may not be possible. Most expect the Bears to trade Justin Fields and take Caleb Williams with the first overall pick. Now, it’s also being reported that the Patriots plan to aggressively attack their problem at quarterback by signing a veteran free agent AND drafting a single caller with the third overall pick.

It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that the Bears or Patriots change their minds if they are blown away by an offer from a team further down the draft board like the Falcons. However, it feels unlikely, leaving the Washington Commanders as the one team in the top three left to trade with.

The Commanders have a lot of other holes to fill before becoming a contending team, but it’s never too early to find a franchise quarterback. They don’t currently have one on the roster, so unless they really don’t like the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, they aren’t trading that pick.

It’s a disappointing development for Falcons fans hoping to land one of Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, or Jayden Daniels. However, this is far from a surprise. For months, this is how everyone expected it to shake out, which is why it was always vital for the Falcons to have several plans of attack when addressing the quarterback position.

Photographer: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire

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