How much does Kyle Pitts’ fifth-year option cost the Falcons?

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It was never a question of if, but rather when the Falcons would pick up Kyle Pitts’ fifth-year option, and Field Yates is reporting that it just happened.

The price is around $10.878 million with a deadline that was set for May 2nd, but the overwhelming expectation was always that the Falcons would pick it up.

It is fully guaranteed as well, but nobody has a good reason to expect that Pitts won’t be on the roster next year. The No. 4 overall pick hasn’t lived up to expectations; however, the new staff is high on him and for good reason.

Kyle Pitts broke onto the scene as a rookie, putting up 1,026 yards on 68 receptions en route to a Pro Bowl but hasn’t sniffed that level of success since then.

His next two seasons were marred by a season-ending injury, tearing his MCL in Week 11, and shoddy quarterback play. Over the 2022 and 2023 campaigns, Pitts only recorded 1,023 yards on 81 receptions, but everyone in Atlanta is optimistic about 2024.

The Falcons signed Kirk Cousins to a four-year, $180 million free agent contract, giving Kyle Pitts a legitimate quarterback for the first time since his rookie season.

Moreover, Zac Robinson followed Raheem Morris from Atlanta to Los Angeles to be the Falcons offensive coordinator. He’s heralded as the next great offensive mind, evident in all of the teams vying for his services this past offseason.

The Falcons should have a much more explosive and consistent offense, and nobody is set to benefit more than Kyle Pitts.

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