Falcons: NFL insider on the team most likely not to take a QB in the top 3

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With the Falcons still desperately searching for their next franchise quarterback, the dream is that they can find one in the NFL Draft. Unfortunately, it’s quickly become apparent that the three “blue-chip” prospects — Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels, and Drake Maye — will not be available with the 8th overall pick.

At best, the Falcons can hope to trade up the board to acquire one of them, but even that is beginning to look like a pipe dream. The media has messed around with the idea that the Bears might hang onto Justin Fields, but it would be absolutely shocking and stupid if they don’t decide to go quarterback. Fields has some upside, but he hasn’t shown nearly enough over his first three seasons for the Bears to pass over a prospect like Caleb Williams or Drake Maye.

The Commanders and Patriots also both need quarterbacks. There’s the off chance one of them goes in a different direction, but according to NFL insider Daniel Jeremiah, it won’t be the Patriots. He said he would be “stunned” if the Patriots don’t draft a quarterback with the third overall pick; however, he also said that he isn’t 100% sure the Commanders are committed to the QB position.

As a Falcons fan, all we can do is hope and dream. The reality is the Commanders are in a perfect situation. They can sit, wait and take their choice of the two top quarterbacks that remain on the board, most likely Drake Maye and Jayden Daniels.

Sam Howell hasn’t done anything to prove he is the franchise quarterback, very similar to the Falcons situation with Desmond Ridder. Just imagine if the Falcons decided to pass on the position in favor of Ridder with Maye and Daniels on the board. Mercedes Benz Stadium might burn to the ground.

It seems impossible for the Commanders would go in a different direction, but they’ve been a bad organization for a long time, and despite new ownership and management, sometimes teams just can’t help themselves from making abysmal decisions.

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