The Falcons are weeks away from free agency, but they’re still approximately $7 million over the league salary cap. Given the vast holes on the roster, Atlanta will have to be extremely active in free agency.
Monday on NFL Network, Steve Wyche shed light on how the Falcons plan to create that cap space to get them to a point where they can be “mid-market” shoppers in free agency. One of the biggest cap-saving moves revolves around Grady Jarrett‘s future, which Wyche alludes to being secure with a contract extension looming.
— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) February 28, 2022
Now, these reports from Wyche directly contradict early reports suggesting the Falcons may be willing to trade Jarrett, that they’re openly taking calls on the veteran defender. They were uncorroborated then, and now, they’ve been completely dispelled. Back in December, I wrote about a contract extension for Grady Jarrett and how it might be better to get it done sooner rather than later: