The Falcons are set to have around $70 million in cap space this offseason. There isn’t a single position group that doesn’t need top-end talent or depth. Terry Fontenot and Arthur Smith are entering a critical juncture in their tenure with more cap space than ever. This continues a series of potential Falcons free agent targets, moving on to Corey Davis. Below are past editions:
- DL Javon Hargrave
- S Jessie Bates III
- DL Daron Payne
- LB David Long
- CB James Bradberry
- DL Dalvin Tomlinson
- EDGE Marcus Davenport
- CB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
- OL Isaac Seumalo
- CB Jamel Dean
- TE Dalton Schultz
- DL Dre’Mont Jones
- DE Arden Key
- DL Matt Ioannidis
- S Jordan Poyer
Falcons Free Agent Targets 2023: Corey Davis
You are correct; Corey Davis isn’t a free agent. However, it’s been confirmed by The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt that the Jets “are operating under the assumption that Corey Davis will be a cap casualty.” New York can save over $10 million against the cap while incurring just $666,667 in dead money if they cut him after signing him to a three-year contract worth $37.5 million a couple of years ago.
He hasn’t lived up to that contract or his lofty draft status as the #5 overall selection, but this should be an enticing option for Falcons fans. First, Davis shouldn’t break the bank. I expect him to sign for about $10-14 million, and if Atlanta could get him to agree to a multi-year deal at that rate, it would be a huge win.
Secondly, the Falcons have an obvious need for another pass catcher. Drake London needs a running mate, and the Falcons probably need to bring back Olamide Zaccheaus in addition to someone like Davis. There’s an obvious need, he won’t break the bank, and there’s familiarity.
Corey Davis’ best season came in 2020 with the Titans, when Arthur Smith was the offensive coordinator in Tennessee. Davis hauled in 65 passes for nearly 1,000 yards and five scores that year. The Falcons make perfect sense as a landing spot when the Jets inevitably part ways with him.
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