The Falcons made a right-of-first-refusal tender offer worth $2.433 million to Olamide Zaccheaus about a month ago, and today, his agent confirmed that he has officially signed the tender.
Falcons’ WR Olamide Zaccheaus has signed his tender, per @KatzBrosSports.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2022
Basically, the tender meant the Falcons had the right to match any offer Zaccheaus received. Given Calvin Ridley‘s year-long suspension from gambling on NFL games during his time away from the team, Atlanta needed an influx of talent at the position. Zaccheaus is a solid wideout, but the position is still lacking.
Coming off a career year where he recorded 31 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns, Zaccheaus will be 25 years old and is a key special teamer. As the team’s third or fourth receiver, Zaccheaus on a $2 million deal is reasonable value. The Falcons need to continue bolstering the position, especially after losing Russell Gage to the Bucs, but it was always going to start with their in-house free agents.
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