Falcons should follow Patriots approach to their quarterback situation

NFL: DEC 03 Panthers at Buccaneers

A couple of days ago, it was reported that the Patriots plan to aggressively attack their quarterback problem this offseason. Mac Jones is expected to be traded or released, and not only does New England plan to use their third overall pick on a quarterback, but they also plan to sign one of the top free agent signal callers on the market.

For Falcons fans hoping to trade up in the draft, this isn’t the best news, but hopefully, Terry Fontenot and Raheem Morris are taking notes.

The Falcons have been in quarterback purgatory since they decided to move on from Matt Ryan by trading him to the Colts. It’s a frustrating place to be, but the more aggravating aspect is the Falcons haven’t even really tried to get out.

Marcus Mariota? Taylor Heinicke? A third-round pick in Desmond Ridder? I mean, what are we doing here? That’s not even giving yourself a chance to figure out the single most important position in all of sports.

It ended up costing Arthur Smith his job, and Raheem Morris is hellbent on making sure he doesn’t follow in his footsteps. He hasn’t danced around the topic this offseason, knowing this team can be competitive right now with improvement under center.

As far as how they should address, the Patriots’ way sounds damn appealing. Signing a quarterback like Kirk Cousins could turn the Falcons into contenders overnight, but that shouldn’t stop them from taking someone in the draft, perhaps even 8th overall.

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